Steve Rogers

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Funerals Set for Yalobusha Cousins

WATER VALLEY, Miss. (WCBI) — Services are Friday for two Yalobusha County cousins who died in a freak accident while “hood surfing.”

Joint visitation for 20-year-old Jade Holland and 14-year-old Kristofer Riddell is 8 a.m. Saturday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. The funeral follows at 10 a.m.

The two were killed just before 6 Sunday evening when they were struck by a Dodge pickup as they were riding on a car hood being pulled by another truck. The accident happened on County Road 315 north of Water Valley and was witnessed by several people riding in the pickup.

The hood swung into the path of the Dodge as the group tried to go from a pasture down the shoulder of the road to another driveway.