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Two Killed In Hwy 49 Accident

Two people were killed Wednesday morning in a traffic accident on Highway 49. It happened near the driver's license bureau in Saucier near Ridge Road.

Joe Gazzo with the Mississippi Highway Patrol said the victims were in a minivan which collided with a dump truck.

Gazzo said the van was traveling north in the right lane when the driver, 70-year-old William Vega of Long Beach, suddenly pulled out in front of the truck. The truck driver told authorities he could not stop.

Vega and his passenger, 89-year-old Carlos Rosetti, died on impact. Vega had to be extricated from the wreckage.

The truck driver suffered minor injuries.

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