September 7, 2021

5-year-old girl dies after SUV driven by teen T-bones vehicle

Mary Apel

A 5-year-old child has died after a car crash on Old Country Club Road in Marion. It occurred near the intersection with Highway 39 on Saturday.

Meridian police detectives said that a mother and two of her children were driving on that road when they were t-boned by an SUV.

Police said the car rolled over several times, killing the 5-year-old.

The other child was airlifted to a hospital in Jackson and is in critical condition. The mother is in a Meridian hospital and in stable condition.

The driver of the SUV was a 17-year-old girl, who received minor injuries. The case is still under investigation.

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