BENTON COUNTY • An 18 wheeler and a backhoe were involved in a wreck in Benton County around noon Thursday, Sept. 12 on U.S. 72.

The wreck occurred about a mile from the site of the school bus wreck that happened the day before in which the driver, Chester Cole, died.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol said that the driver of the backhoe was airlifted to Regional One Medical Center in Memphis. The driver of the 18 wheeler was taken to Methodist Hospital in Olive Branch.

MHP cannot confirm the names of the drivers at this time. More details will be published when available.


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