The Mississippi Highway Patrol has identified the three people killed in Wednesday’s accident on Highway 45.
MHP identified the victims as 56-year-old Kimberly S. Holliday from Southaven, 12-year-old Bailey Southerlen of Southaven, and 67-year-old Kathleen Estling of Altoona, Iowa.
State troopers say five other people were also injured in that crash.
MHP says the preliminary investigation shows a southbound Chevrolet pickup crossed over the median and collided with three vehicles driving north; a 2010 Lincoln SUV, a 2010 Chevrolet pickup, and a Meridian Public Schools bus.
The accident happened about three miles south of the Kemper County line.