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One dead, two children injured in Perry County accident

MHP worked a fatal accident in Perry County Thursday morning. Source: WDAM MHP worked a fatal accident in Perry County Thursday morning. Source: WDAM
PERRY COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

One person is dead and two children have been transported to hospitals after a wreck in Perry County. 

According to Public Information Officer for MHP Troop J Brent Barfield, a Perry County Beat 3 county tractor was driving northbound on Highway 15 attempting to turn onto a county road. 

The tractor was turning on the crest of a hill. 

MOBILE USERS: Click here for photos from the scene. 

While the tractor was attempting to turn, a Chrysler van driven by 58-year-old Debra Sharp crashed into the right rear end of the tractor. The sidearm of a bush hog speared into the cab of the van. 

Sharp was pronounced dead on the scene by the Perry County coroner, according to Barfield. 

A 6-year-old male passenger was airlifted to UMC in Jackson, and a 13-year-old passenger was transported by ambulance to Forrest General. 

Both children are believed to have sustained moderate injuries.

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