The highway patrol says the accident shortly before 11 p.m. Friday and involved a Chevrolet pickup driven by a 40-year-old Brookhaven man. The pickup was heading east on U.S. Highway 84 when it crashed into a Dodge Stratus, driven by a 17-year-old who was attempting to cross the highway.
Four passengers in the Stratus were pronounced dead at the scene: 19-year-old Nicholas King of Brookhaven, 17-year-old Kylee McCord of Bogue Chitto, 21-year-old Curtis Gunnel of Bogue Chitto, and 16-year-old Faith White of Brookhaven
Six others were reported hurt — two of them with injuries described as life-threatening.
Dustin Hall, 17, the driver of the Stratus, was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center with life threatening injuries. A woman identified as 23-year-old Aireona Allison of Boque Chitto was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
Ricky Williams, 22, of Brookhaven, was hospitalized with moderate injuries, and Linza Black,18, of Brookhaven, was transported to a hospital with complaints of pain.
Pickup driver Donald Dickerson suffered moderate injuries, as did his passenger, Shawn Williams, 23, of Wesson.
A highway patrol investigation of the accident was underway Saturday.