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Walnut woman killed in Alcorn County collision

The collision happened Wednesday evening at 7:39 p.m. on Highway 72 near County Road 610.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2018 1:37 PM

ALCORN COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Troopers are still investigating a fatal collision in Alcorn County that claimed the life of a Walnut woman.

The collision happened Wednesday evening at 7:39 p.m. on Highway 72 near County Road 610.

When troopers arrived, it appeared that Haley Wilbanks, 25, of Walnut, was driving an SUV heading eastbound in the westbound lane when she collided head-on with an 18-wheeler.

The truck was driven by Oscar Bejarano-Mendez, 59, of Ontario.

Cpl. Jason Roe with the Mississippi Highway Patrol says Wilbanks was transported to Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth where she died from her injuries.

Bejarano-Mendez was not injured.

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