The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 49 and Muse Street in Florence.
Officials say that Edward Sullivan, 53, was driving the car that was t-boned by the tractor trailer. MHP believes Sullivan was intoxicated. Charges are pending.
According to Trooper Eric Henry with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, eight people, including five children, have been taken to the hospital. Trooper Henry says four of the children were thrown from the vehicle.The ages of the children that were in the car are: 12 year old boy, 11 year old girl, 10 year old boy, 7 year old girl, and a 5 year old girl.
Jim Pollard with AMR tells us they sent five ambulances to the scene.
Twelve year old, Johnathan Hicks, has been taken off of life support Wednesday morning, September 4, 2013 around 10am. Family members hoped he would pass quickly.
The crash is under investigation.
We will provide more information as it becomes available.
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