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Jones County crash leaves three dead

An accident involving an 18-wheeler and a car in Jones County killed three people Friday before noon.

Jones County Coroner Nancy Barnett has identified them as 93-year-old Lester Carney, his 56-year-old son J.L. Carney, and 83-year-old Dollie Rowell. All three were from Laurel.

The accident occurred a half mile south of Moselle Ovett Road along Hwy 15 south at 10 a.m. A white sedan was struck by a semi truck which leaked about 150 gallons of diesel fuel and 25 gallons of engine oil. A cleanup crew is on the scene.

The car went off the road and into a ditch where it appears to have flipped, crushing the roof.

Highway 15 is now open as of 12:09 p.m.

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