One dead, two children injured in Perry County accident

One dead, two children injured in Perry County accident

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.

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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.