Fatal school bus accident in Tippah County

The Associated Press

FALKNER, Miss.

One man was killed and a teenager injured after the vehicle they were in slammed into the back of a school bus in Tippah County.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Officer Ronny Hall tells Daily Corinthian that the school bus was in the process of picking up a child on Mississippi Highway 370 Thursday when it was struck in the rear by a pickup.

Hall said 65-year-old Johnnie L. Williams of Ashland, the truck driver, was not wearing a seat belt.

Williams was airlifted to a Tupelo hospital where he later died from complications related to the accident.

A 13-year-old passenger was airlifted to a hospital in Memphis, Tenn. where she remains in critical condition.

None of the Falkner School students on the bus were injured.

Information from: The Daily Corinthian, http://www.dailycorinthian.com

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