Mississippi Highway Patrol investigates fatal crash

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HINDS COUNTY, Miss — The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Hinds county.

It happened on Highway 18 near Old Port Gibson road around 5:30 Saturday night.

We’re told a Ford Excursion was traveling west when it hydroplaned and hit a Ford Ranger in the eastbound lane.

The driver of the Ranger was killed on scene and a passenger was taken to UMMC with injures. He’s been identified as 31-year-old Orlando Nichols of Jackson.

We’re told the driver and the passenger of the Excursion were taken Baptist with minor injuries.

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