#FlashbackFriday: Chi Omega tragedy
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Thirty-five years ago five Ole Miss students--all members of Chi Omega sorority--were killed as they walked along Highway 6 between Oxford and Batesville.
The girls were participating in a walk-a-thon to raise money for charity.
A truck plowed into their escort vehicle, which then flipped and hit the group.
Margaret Gardner, Mary Pat Langford, Beth Roberson, Robin Simmons, and Hess Worsham were killed.
About a dozen others were injured, and the entire Ole Miss community was shaken.
Today, five wooden crosses mark the spot where the tragedy happened on March 26th, 1987.
Want more WLBT news in your inbox? Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.
Copyright 2022 WLBT. All rights reserved.