A woman died and a 5-year-old was airlifted from Picayune wreck

A woman died and two others were injured, including a young child, in a two-vehicle collision Friday east of Picayune.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman TFC Chase Elkins said troopers responded to the crash about 5:20 p.m. on Mississippi 43 near Salem Road.

A 2003 Chevy Silverado pickup truck driven by a 17-year-old Picayune boy was northbound on Mississippi 43 when it crashed into the driver’s side of a 2002 Toyota Camry that was turning from Salem Road, Elkins said.

The driver of the pickup was not injured, but his 18-year-old male passenger, also of Picayune, suffered minor injuries and went to Slidell Memorial Hospital in a private vehicle.

The driver of the Camry, a 56-year-old Picayune woman, died in the crash. Her passenger, a 5-year-old boy, was taken by rescue helicopter to Forrest General Hospital.

The crash remains under investigation by MHP.

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