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Crash takes three lives, leaves one in critical condition

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - Three young people were killed and another is in critical condition this evening after a head on collision involving two vehicles in Jones county.

It happened along highway 588, just west of Ellisville, at the intersection of sandhill church road. Authorities say two Ford F-150's collided and then caught fire. The driver of the green truck, 23-year-old Jasmine Russell of Columbia and passenger, 19-year-old Adriana Batimon of Carson died at the scene. Another passenger in the green truck, 18-year-old Taylor Newsome of Prentiss was taken to the hospital with critical but non-life threatening injuries. Authorities say all three girls were Jones County Junior College students and were headed home from classes. The driver of the white truck, 18-year-old Dustin White of Sumrall also died at the scene. Authorities say two people who pulled up on the wreck busted the windows of the green truck while on fire and pulled Newsome to safety. Russell and White were also pulled from the vehicles, but Batimon was pinned inside. Traffic had to be rerouted for several hours while the wreckage was cleared.

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