Meridian Star

New Today

October 29, 2012

2 Ole Miss students die after crash

OXFORD, Miss. —  

Two Ole Miss students are dead after a head-on collision in Lafayette County.

The accident happened around 11 a.m. Saturday.

County Coroner Rocky Kennedy tells WCBI TV 23-year-old Sarah Wheat and her brother 30-year-old John Wheat died after a car crossed the median on Highway 6 and struck them head-on.

The accident happened just west of the Highway 7 overpass.

Sarah was pronounced dead on the scene her brother John later died after being flown to Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

The name or condition of the driver who crossed the median was not released.

 

1
Text Only
New Today
Biz Marquee
New Today
Poll

A new law in Mississippi will require welfare recipients to undergo drug testing if their answers on a questionnaire indicate possible drug abuse. Do you like or dislike the new law?

Like
Dislike
     View Results
Facebook
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide