One killed in crash on Highway 84 involving school bus

Pine Belt

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Authorities are investigating a deadly crash involving a school bus and a four-door dually Chevy truck.

The crash happened on Highway 84 near Roy Jefcoat Road around 7:00 Wednesday morning.

No students were injured on the bus. However, the driver of the truck died, and his vehicle was on fire. According to the Jones County Sheriff’s Office, an 18-year-old West Jones High School senior was the driver who died.

Tommy Parker, the superintendent of Jones County School District, said, “The entire school community in Jones County is mourning the loss of one of our students who was tragically killed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this young man.”

A witness said, “The truck was on fire, and my sister saw it. And I ended up getting a piece of metal trying to break his window. When we looked, his foot was in the motor, so we couldn’t get him out.”

The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) is investigating the accident.

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