Two People Dead, 10 Injured After Mississippi Highway Collapses

Two people were killed and 10 others injured when a section of highway collapsed late Monday just west of Lucedale, Mississippi, authorities said. Extreme rainfall caused the highway’s collapse, presumably from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, according to the Biloxi Highway Patrol.

Seven vehicles were involved in the collapse, the highway patrol said. Three of those injured were in critical condition.

The patrol said both lanes of Highway 26 collapsed and that the collapse is at least 50 feet long and 20 feet deep, making the highway “completely impassable.” They said the highway will be closed until state engineers can determine how long repairs will take.

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SOURCE: CBS News, Brian Dakss