Mississippi Highway Patrol Public Affairs Officer Ray Hall said troopers responded to the Labor Day crash involving two teenage pedestrians at approximately 9 p.m. on Monday night.
The accident occurred on MS Highway 2 near County Road 600 just outside the Kossuth city limits.
“Upon arriving on the scene, it appeared a 16-year-old and 17-year-old were walking in the roadway when they both were struck by a westbound vehicle,” said Hall.
The teens, a 10th and 11th grader at KHS, were airlifted from the school parking lot via Air Evac to Regional One Health (The Med) in Memphis.
The driver of the vehicle was not injured.
In addition to MHP, the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department, Kossuth Volunteer Fire Department, Magnolia EMS and first responders responded to the accident.