( 4UMF NEWS ) 3 Killed In Halloween Trailer Ride:
Two kids and an adult were killed in rural Mississippi late Monday when a pickup truck smashed into a trailer carrying the victims during a tragic Halloween night ride.
A white Ford F-150 plowed into the back of a trailer packed with costumed children at around 7:45 p.m. west of Chunky, injuring several people, some with life-threatening injuries, authorities said.
“It was just chaos,” said Newton County Coroner Danny Shoemaker.
The three victims were related, he added.
Mississippi Highway Patrol officials said a Jeep was tugging the trailer west along U.S. Highway 80 near the Alabama border in what WTOK-TV described as a hayride.
“It’s a small community,” Sgt. Andy West told WLBT-TV. “This is a bad thing to happen anywhere but when it’s local, it really hits home. These were good people and our hearts go out to them.”
Two of the victims following the impact while a third victim died waiting for a medical helicopter, he added.
The ages and names for the victims were not immediately available.
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