Child dies from traffic accident injuries

By JB Clark I Daily Journal

A Union County Child died this morning from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident this month.
Harris Phillips, 2, died at 5 a.m. at the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
Phillips was one of six children riding in a van that collided with a dump truck on Highway 78 near Blue Springs May 18.
Union County Coroner Mark Golding said he couldn’t speak to the condition of the other five children and the driver of the van, Laurie Phillips, 42, of New Albany, but said he knows they are all still living.
Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Casey Mayo said the accident happened with then 2004 Pontiac Van was traveling eastbound on Highway 78 and collided with the rear of the dump truck that was turning into the left lane from the median.

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