Fatal Accident Shuts Down Highway

A Hancock County woman is dead and a man seriously injured after a head-on collision on Highway 603 Friday morning.

Authorities say Darlene Bedford, 38, of the Kiln died after she drove her car into the southbound lane and hit a truck head-on.

The truck was pulling a boat. The boat went airborne and landed on the side of the road.

The truck driver is being treated at Hancock Medical Center. No word yet on the name or the condition of the truck driver.