Car accident on Highway 49 hospitalizes three

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Three people were injured during a two-vehicle accident on Highway 49.

According to the Hattiesburg Police Department, the accident happened around 11:30 a.m. Monday.  All three people were transported to a local hospital.

Authorities says one of the drivers tried to make a U-turn from the outside lane and crossed into the lane of another driver who was headed south bound on Highway 49 when the two cars hit. Extent of all three injuries were unknown.

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