- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - The child killed in a fiery head-on crash on Interstate 55 in DeSoto County has been identified.

DeSoto County Coroner Jeffrey Pounders tells The Commercial Appeal (https://bit.ly/1hyuYg1 ) the 9-year-old was Georgia Overton, the daughter of the SUV’s driver, 49-year-old Susan Overton, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, who also died in the wreck.

Both were killed Thursday when the SUV, traveling north in the southbound lanes of I-55 near Hernando, crashed head-on into a UPS tractor-trailer.

The reconstruction of the accident continued Friday, but Sheriff Bill Rasco said investigators still had not determined why Overton was driving the wrong direction.

The crash spurred a second fatal wreck, when a minivan driven by 67-year-old Robert C. Maxwell, of Hinds County, Mississippi, ran under the rear of an 18-wheeler. Maxwell died instantly.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

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