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Names released in Jeff Davis County triple fatal wreck

BASSFIELD, MS (WDAM) -

A two-vehicle accident sent four to the hospital, and claimed the lives of three in Jeff Davis County Thursday afternoon. 

A head-on collision between a Ford Explorer and a Chevy Malibu happened on Highway 42 between Carson and Bassfield around 1:16 p.m.

The two passengers in the Malibu, Donald Barnes, 54, and Terry Young, 54, of Oakvale were pronounced dead on the scene by coroner Jim Slater.

Officials said the driver of the Ford Explorer, Richard Corkern, 56, of Hattiesburg died at the hospital after being transported.

The four other passengers in the Ford Explorer included Jennifer Singh, 26, of Hattiesburg, and three children ages six, three and six months.

Singh and the children were sent to the hospital. All remain in critical condition. 

The crash remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

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