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The accident happened this morning around 8:30 a.m.

Posted: Mar. 8, 2018 9:41 AM
Updated: Jul. 18, 2018 3:34 PM

NEW HOULKA, Miss. (WTVA) -- One woman has died and another is in critical condition following a traffic accident involving a state-trooper in Chickasaw County this morning.

Shirley Harris, 72, died at the scene of the accident on Highway 32 at County Road 409 around 8:30 a.m.

Troopers say Harris was driving the car when it collided with the trooper's SUV.

MHP says the trooper suffered minor injuries in the accident.

Harris's passenger, Ruth Clifford, 72 is in critical condition at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

The accident remains under investigation.

Harris's family members say she loved spending time with her daughters and grand-children.

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