UPDATE: 2 MDOT workers killed in crash

LUMBERTON — Two Mississippi Department of Transportation workers were killed Monday in a two-vehicle accident near Lumberton as they tried to clear ice from a railroad trestle.

Lumberton Police Capt. Chris Franklin said the accident happened about 9:45 a.m. on U.S. Highway 11 South when the MDOT truck was struck by another vehicle.

Franklin said the workers were outside of the truck spreading sand on the ice when they were killed.

Franklin didn’t release the victims’ names. He said the men were aged 43 and 25.

Franklin said the driver of the car and the driver of the MDOT truck were injured in the crash and transported to local hospitals. He didn’t know their condition.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol also is investigating the crash.

The Associated Press