According to troopers in Mississippi, over the weekend a woman was killed as she sat between two vehicles parked on the side of the road.
The victim has since been identified as 26-year-old Ashley Danzer. Another person, Jamia Ransome, age 28, suffered serious injuries in the crash, troopers said.
Authorities say Danzer passed away on scene after an 18 wheeler slammed into the vehicles, a parked GMC Yukon and a For Explorer. The accident happened on Interstate 20 during the early morning of April 30th.
Prior to the deadly crash, Mississippi Highway Patrol say the Yukon pulled over have the driver realized it had a flat tire. The Explorer was parked with the GMC and the driver stopped to help.
Meanwhile, the semi was traveling eastbound on I-20 when it veered off the road and hit the back of the Explorer. This caused the Explorer to ram into the GMC Yukon.
Ransome was sitting on the GMC tailgate when the crash happened. She was pinned between the vehicles in the crash and suffered major injuries. The second woman, Danzer, was sitting on the ground and died instantly in the collision.
Authorities say there were a total of five people in the Yukon when the tire went flat. The remaining three people traveling in the GMC were outside of the vehicle and not injured.
The driver of the Ford Explorer was inside her vehicle when her car was rear-ended.
She was transported to UMMC with injuries. As for the trucker, he was also taken to UMMC with injuries.
According to MHP, The semi driver stated that another 18-wheeler forced him off the road while passing him.
Troopers are still attempting to validate his claims as they continue to investigate the deadly crash.
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