Car collides with horse on I-20, one person critically injured

Published 8:23 am Monday, March 15, 2021

Two people from Hattiesburg were injured — one critically — late Sunday in an accident where the car they were in collided with a horse.

According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Wayne Wright and Lynette Wright, of Hattiesburg, were traveling east on Interstate 20 near Flowers at around 8 p.m., when the Honda Pilot they were in collided with a horse that had entered the highway.

Wayne Wright, the driver, sustained non-life-threatening injuries, while Lynette Wright, the passenger, sustained critical injuries and was transported to University Medical Center in Jackson by helicopter.

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Troopers said the crash remains under investigation and that the horse involved was killed.