- Associated Press - Monday, July 7, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol says it responded to accidents in which seven people were killed and 58 were injured during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The enforcement period began at 6 p.m. Thursday and ended at midnight Sunday.

Three people were killed in three separate accidents Friday - one in George County, one in Jackson County and one in Holmes County.

One person was killed Saturday in Newton County.

Three people were killed in three separate accidents Sunday - one in Covington County, one in Wilkinson County and one in Bolivar County.

In Wilkinson County, a van driven by Edna J. Wilson, 85, of Woodville, had broken down and partially blocked an eastbound lane on Mississippi Highway 24. The Highway Patrol said in a news release that Wilson was walking on the side of the highway, toward her vehicle, when a pickup truck rolled over on her.

The truck was pulling a boat and had attempted to pass Wilson’s van. Because of oncoming traffic, the truck had moved back over too soon and the boat struck the stopped van, which caused the truck to roll over and hit Wilson. She was airlifted to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she died of her injuries.

The driver and a passenger in the truck were not injured, the patrol said. The accident remained under investigation and no charges had been filed as of Monday, said patrol spokesman Lt. Johnny Poulos.

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