Authorities identify victims in Kamper County crash

Bill Graham / The Meridian Star

Investigators survey the scene of a four vehicle accident on Highway 45 in Kemper County Wednesday. The wreck claimed the lives of three people. 

The Mississippi Highway Patrol identified the victims of Wednesday’s four vehicle accident on Highway 45 in Kemper County as Kimberly S. Holliday, 56, from Southhaven; Bailey Southerlen, 12, of Southhaven and Kathleen Estling, 67, of Altoon, Iowa. 

Five others were injured, the MHP said. 

The collision happened about three miles north of the Lauderdale County line when a southbound Chevrolet pickup crossed the median and collided with three northbound vehicles: a 2010 Lincoln SUV, a 2010 Chevrolet pickup, and a Meridian Public School District bus.

The bus was headed to Scooba to be swapped out and was not carrying any students. 

The wreck is the second fatal collision in Kemper County this week. A wreck before dawn Monday killed eight people on Highway 16 east of Scooba.

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