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1 Dead, 2 Injured in Kiln Car Crash

Destiny Baker2 years ago

A 16-year-old from Covington, Louisiana was killed Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision along Mississippi 603 in Kiln, Mississippi.

About the Fatal Kiln Collision

According to the Sun Herald, Joshua Hathcox killed when the driver of the Ford F150 Hathcox was a passenger in lost control of the vehicle and collided with a Dodge Ram traveling in the opposite direction.

Police stated that the accident occurred around 2:20 pm along Mississippi 603, roughly 100 yards south of Hoda Road.

Hathcox was pronounced dead at the scene while the 17-year-old driver of the F150 was transported to Memorial Hospital at Gulfport where he is listed in critical condition.

The driver of the Dodge Ram, 53, was taken to Garden Park Medical Center and is listed in stable condition.

National Auto Accident Statistics

  • According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 33,561 people were killed in traffic collisions along U.S. roadways in 2012.
  • This marks a 3.3 percent increase over the 32,479 deaths reported in 2011.
  • An additional 3,362,000 people were injured in auto accidents – up from 2,217,000 in 2011.
  • Mississippi recorded a total of 582 traffic related fatalities, 31 percent of which were attributed to intoxicate driving.

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