I-20 wreck claims life of Vicksburg teen

Published 1:57 pm Saturday, December 9, 2023

A single-vehicle wreck Friday night on Interstate 20 in Hinds County resulted in the death of a 15-year-old Vicksburg girl, according to information from the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

According to MHP reports, 15-year-old Gracie Wren of Vicksburg was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries she received in the wreck, which occurred about 11:41 p.m. near the 18-mile marker on I-20 in Hinds County.

According to the reports, the wreck occurred when a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 33-year-old Lauren Young was traveling west on Interstate 20 and ran off the roadway and collided with the median. Young and four other minor passengers, all from Vicksburg, were taken to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson with unknown injuries.

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The wreck remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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