Fatal crash on U.S. 49 in Rankin County


RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Authorities said one person died after a crash on U.S. 49 in Rankin County Tuesday night. They said the crash involved a vehicle and a dump truck.

According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, reports indicate that a Honda CRV was traveling northbound when a dump truck traveling eastbound on Muse Road crossed in front of it and caused a collision.

One of the occupants of the CRV, who has been identified as 29-year-old Priyankkumar M. Desai of Mendenhall, died as a result of his injuries. The other two occupants were transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center with unknown injuries. The driver of the dump truck was not injured.

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