November 15, 2021

Child, 8, killed in Lauderdale County crash

Therese Apel

An 8-year-old passenger was killed in a multiple-vehicle crash on I-20 Sunday.

The crash happened in Lauderdale County just after 3 p.m. when a 2015 Lexus R35 going westbound on I-20 collided with the rear of a 2021 Kenworth T680. Meiko Thompson, 42, of Kenner, Louisiana, was driving the Lexus and was injured, and an 8-year-old child was pronounced dead on the scene.

Timothy Mobley, 24, the driver of the Kenworth, was not injured.

The accident is still under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

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