Crash kills baby on Highway 25

FAIRVIEW – A 5-month-old boy from Golden was killed in a Wednesday afternoon crash near the Fairview Community.
According to Mississippi Highway Patrolman Ray Hall, the 4:55 p.m. crash on Highway 25 in Itawamba County killed Jasper Rigual.
“It appeared Jose Rigual III, 23, of Golden, was northbound driving a 1990 Lexus, when he apparently attempted to make a left turn onto Burnt Fields Road and pulled into the path of a southbound 1998 International Semi-Tractor and Trailer, operated by Joby Morgan, 36, of Booneville,” Hall said.
Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt. Morgan was uninjured. Rigual was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center with injuries.
Traffic was disrupted for about two hours.
The accident remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

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