Second victim of bus crash dies

JACKSON — Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler says 12-year-old Maggie Lee Henson of Shreveport, La., died Sunday evening at a Jackson hospital – making her the second victim of the church bus accident that happened on Interstate 20/59 last month in Mississippi.

Henson had been battling severe head injuries and brain trauma in the hospital’s ICU since the July 12 accident east of Meridian. She was among the group of 30 from First Baptist Church of Shreveport, who were on their way to Georgia for a youth camp when the church bus flipped several times.

Henson, daughter of the church’s associate pastor, was one of three of the injured who were airlifted to Jackson.

Officials said the accident occurred after a tire on the bus blew out.

The Associated Press