MHP identifies child killed in crash on Highway 18


UPDATE: 12/5/2019 6:49 p.m.

The funeral arrangements for seven-year-old Braxton Neal Stewart have been released.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall.

Stewart’s funeral will be held Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall. The burial will follow at Puckett Cemetery.

UPDATE: 12/4/2019 11:48 a.m.

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The seven-year-old, who was killed in a crash on Highway 18 in Rankin County, attended the Magnolia Speech School.

The school released a statement:

“The Magnolia Speech School family is heartbroken over the loss of Braxton Stewart. In the short time he was with us he was surrounded by love and support. He was a source of light and joy for his friends and our staff. We are grateful for his life, and along with the community, we extend our very deepest sympathy to his loved ones.”

UPDATE: 12/4/2019 11:15 a.m.

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol identified the seven-year-old boy who died in the multi-vehicle crash on Highway 18. The victim is Braxton Neal Stewart of Puckett, MS.

UPDATE: 12/3/2019 10:15 p.m.

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV)- A seven-year-old boy died in the multi-vehicle crash. The identity of the child has not been released.

Three others were injured, but troopers say their injuries are not life threatening.

Original Story

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a five car crash that killed a seven-year-old child on Highway 18 in Rankin County. The accident happened near Sanctuary Drive.

According to state troopers, 18-wheeler and an Infinity SUV were traveling westbound on Highway 18. The 18-wheeler reportedly collided with a Ford F-150 that was in the eastbound lanes. The F-150 lost control and was then hit by the Infinity SUV.

Troopers said debris from the crash caused damage to a Chevrolet Equinox and a Chevrolet Tahoe that were both traveling eastbound.

Investigators said three other people were injured. They were taken to local hospitals.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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