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9-year-old driver injured and 2 others killed in Scott County wreck

SCOTT COUNTY, MS (WLBT) -

The Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed two children died and two others were injured in an accident that occurred Friday in Scott County.

Officials said the single-vehicle accident occurred around 11:15 p.m. Friday on Old Hillsboro Road in Scott County.

Trooper Andy West said a 13-year-old male and three-year-old male were killed. 

We were told, two other children, the nine-year-old male driver and 13-year-old female were injured and transported to UMC in Jackson.

West said the nine-year-old remains in serious condition at UMC. We have no word on the condition of the 13-year-old female.

Trooper West said the accident occurred after the vehicle attempted to avoid a roadside safety checkpoint established by MHP on Highway 35. 

We were told when a MHP officer attempted to make contact and stop the vehicle, the vehicle ran off the roadway, overturned, and ejected two of the four occupants.

The accident remains under investigation.

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