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Seven Victim Recovering From Hayride Crash

Seven Victim Recovering From Hayride Crash

The accident reconstruction team with the Mississippi Highway Patrol is still trying to determine exactly what caused the fatal hayride accident in Chunky on Halloween night. Three people were killed, and several others were injured when a truck slammed into the trailer pulling parents and their children on October 31. A 33-year-old mother and her two small children were killed in the crash. The mother’s only surviving daughter is recovering from the crash along with seven others.

Officials say the 7-year-old girl is recovering from two broken femurs and a broken pelvis. She is the only surviving member of her family. A 31-year-old pregnant woman was also among those injured and her four children. She is recovering from a broken shoulder, a broken sternum, and several broken ribs. Her 9-year-old daughter suffered several broken facial bones including her eye socket. Her 7-year-old daughter suffered a broken femur. Her 3-year-old son suffered a serious neck injury, and her 10-year-old girl suffered minor injuries. All were on a ventilator following the crash but have been taken off. A 17-year-old was also injured and is recovering from a broken femur and a broken fibula.

The Mississippi Governor contacted the Department of Public Safety in efforts to prevent future tragedies on Mississippi roadways. The town of Chunky laid to rest the mother and her two daughters who perished in the crash. Hundreds attended the service. Friends and family are raising donation for those injured in the accident. The Mississippi Highway Patrol continues to investigate but has not given any details to what caused the crash. No arrests have been made.

If you or a family member has been injured in a tragic auto accident, please contact the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC.


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