Multiple people are dead, several injured after truck rear ends trailer

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NEWTON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Multiple people are dead and several are injured after truck rear ends a trailer full of kids on Halloween.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol got the call around 7:45 p.m. about the collision according to Sergeant Andy West of Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop H.

It happened on Highway 80 in Newton County.

Sergeant West says a Jeep was towing a trailer with kids and adults when an F-150 truck hit the rear end of trailer.

Multiple people are dead as well as multiple people have been reported injured.

The exact number has not been released at this time.

WJTV was told three helicopters took people to Jackson area hospitals; also some people were transported to Meridian hospitals.

This is a developing story.

Please stay with WJTV as more information becomes available.

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