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Authorities: 5 killed in accident on I-10 in Miss. involving 18-wheeler, cars, horse trailer
GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) ' Authorities say five people have died in a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 10 in southern Mississippi involving cars, a tractor-trailer and a trailer carrying several horses.
Sheriff Mike Byrd in Mississippi's Jackson County confirmed five deaths in Wednesday's accident near Gautier. Byrd says as many as six vehicles may have been involved, but police were still piecing together details.
He says two people died in one car, two in another and one other person in a different vehicle. He says a child was among the dead. None of their names were immediately released.
Authorities say the driver of the 18-wheeler survived and one of the horses in the trailer died. The accident occurred on the eastbound side and authorities diverted traffic while the interstate was cleared of wreckage.