Lamar County native killed in north Miss. bus crash

PURVIS, MS (WDAM) - A Pine Belt native was one of the three people killed on Tuesday when two school buses were involved in a crash with an 18-wheeler in north Mississippi.

Akerman High School teacher, Phyllis Andrews Graham, a native a Purvis was killed when a semi-trailer truck hit a bus head on on Mississippi Highway 8, about 40 miles south of Oxford.  Graham is the sister of Lamar County Court Judge Billy Andrews.

The driver of the 18 wheeler and a school bus driver were also killed.

The high school students from Ackerman were returning home from a senior day field trip to Ole Miss. Ten students were transported to area hospitals. One was taken by air to Northeast Mississippi Medical Center.

Calhoun City Fire Chief Mike Dunagin said the 18-wheeler sideswiped one the first bus and hit the second one head on.

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