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Itawamba Co. car crash under investigation

Highway 78 crash near Peppertown
Highway 78 crash near Peppertown
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Updated: 9/19/2013 4:22 pm
ITAWAMBA CO., Miss. (WTVA) -- A Pontotoc teenager suffered life-threatening injuries in a two-car accident on Highway 78 in Itawamba County Thursday morning.

A Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson says Ian C. Mobley, 18, of Pontotoc was traveling west on Highway 78 when he lost control of his car.

The car crossed the median, crossed the safety cables, and collided head on with a car driven by Ashley M. Buse, 29, of Booneville.

Mobley was airlifted from the scene of the accident.

Buse was taken by ambulance to the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo with minor injures.

The accident closed the east bound lanes of the highway for nearly an hour causing a three-and-a-half mile traffic back up on the roadway.

The accident remains under investigation.
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