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Students injured in New Site collision involving 8 cars

Multiple students went to the hospital following an eight-vehicle wreck in Prentiss County.

Posted: Aug. 6, 2018 12:36 PM
Updated: Aug. 7, 2018 9:05 AM

NEW SITE, Miss. (WTVA) - Multiple students went to the hospital following an eight-vehicle wreck in Prentiss County.

The collisions happened Monday morning near the entrance to New Site School.

“A lady was laying actually on the ground there," shared Rep. Tracy Arnold (R), who was scheduled to speak with students the same day.

"People were around her and we had a word of pray for her," Arnold said. 

According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the drivers were all students. Master Sgt. Ray Hall says six cars were involved in the first collision and two in the second.

The vehicles ended up running into one another while slowing down to turn into the school parking lot.

Four students went to the hospital. 

A resident told WTVA, crashes around the school at the start of the semester are not uncommon.

“It’s the first of school, you have an accident, sometimes a bus is even involved. Nobody’s used to that many people being on the road at that time.”

All students have been released from medical care.

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