Third teen dies from injuries in May 19 wreck

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PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) - A third teen has died following a May 19 collision between a truck and an SUV in Pass Christian.

The Sun Herald reports ( that Patricia Ladner, 18 died Sunday at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile. Ladner had been taken there by helicopter after she was critically injured.

Her brother, 16-year-old Cody Ladner, died shortly after the wreck, as did 18-year-old William Smith, Patricia Ladner’s boyfriend. Smith was pulling a Chevrolet Blazer out of a friend’s driveway, with the other two as passengers, when they were hit by a Dodge truck on Cunningham Road. The SUV overturned and the boys died shortly after being taken to Garden Park Hospital in Gulfport.

The truck driver suffered minor injuries.


Information from: The Sun Herald,

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