Victims identified in Highway 45 fatal crash


KEMPER COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) The Mississippi Highway Patrol has identified the three people killed in Wednesday’s accident on Highway 45.

MHP identified the victims as 56-year-old Kimberly S. Holliday from Southaven, 12-year-old Bailey Southerlen of Southaven, and 67-year-old Kathleen Estling of Altoona, Iowa.

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State troopers say five other people were also injured in that crash.

MHP says the preliminary investigation shows a southbound Chevrolet pickup crossed over the median and collided with three vehicles driving north; a 2010 Lincoln SUV, a 2010 Chevrolet pickup, and a Meridian Public Schools bus.

The accident happened about three miles north of the Lauderdale County line.