CANTON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a vehicle collision that killed three children and injured three others on Interstate 55.
News outlets report that a 1-year-old girl, 6-year-old boy and 8-year-old girl sitting in the back seat of a car were killed in the Madison County crash Saturday night.
A highway patrol official says the children were traveling in a Nissan Altima that was struck from behind by an 18-wheeler north of Canton.
The car crashed into a guardrail. A 6-month-old girl, along with two adults traveling in the front seat, survived the crash and were taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center with injuries.
The driver of the semitrailer was not injured.