HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Authorities are investigating after a child and mother were killed in a crash Monday evening in Hinds County.

The crash happened on Highway 18 at Springridge Road around 5:30 p.m. According to Hinds County deputies, the crash was caused by a drunk driver, who was arrested.

Troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) reported a 2012 Acura TL, which was driven by Beth Ann White, 51, of Raymond, was traveling west on Highway 18 when her vehicle hit a 2017 Nissan Maxima, which was driven by Allison Conaway, 39, of Byram.

They said Conaway and an infant died at the scene. According to deputies, two other children were injured, and one of them was airlifted to the hospital.

The crash remains under investigation by MHP.

Hillcrest Christian School released a statement about the accident on social media.

As many of you know, one of our Hillcrest families was involved in a car accident that tragically took the lives of Allison Conaway and her son, Alex. Two of the other children are students at Hillcrest, Chelsea (K4) and Chloe (2nd). Both of the girls are in critical condition at this time at UMMC. The entire Hillcrest family is grieving this loss and want Charles Conaway and the extended family to know that we love them and we are praying for them. For those of you who have been asking how you can assist, first and foremost, please pray for the family. If you would like to make a monetary donation in support of the family, we will be releasing that information at a later date.

Hillcrest Christian School