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The family of a woman who was killed in a crash on I-55 says she she was 7 months along in her pregnancy with twin girls.

Unborn Twin Girls, Mother Killed in I-55 Crash

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Tyronica Lewis, 18 Tyronica Lewis, 18
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The family of a woman who was killed in a crash on I-55 says she she was 7 months along in her pregnancy with twin girls.

Natalie Tate Green, the victim's aunt, says the family is meeting on Monday to discuss funeral arrangements for 18-year-old Tyronica Lewis.

Pike County Coroner Percy Pittman confirmed that both Lewis and Jenaro Smith, 22, died in the Friday afternoon crash on I-55.

It happened in Chatawa in the southbound lane of traffic around 12:45 p.m. Several children were in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Family says there was a damaged axle on the Mercury Mountaineer driven during the accident. It's unclear if the driver knew there was damage.

Several other people are also in critical condition at UMC. 10 people were ejected from the SUV during the crash, Percy said.

Lewis and the group of people in the car were coming back from the McComb Mall and headed back to Osyka when the crash happened, Tate Green said.

Lewis's family does not have information on the other people in the car but do say the driver was released from the hospital on Sunday.

Names of the people in critical condition have not been released.

Lewis's family says all members of the family are devastated. Tyronica was a very happy girl, always smiling, and planning to attend.

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