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Woman killed in Rankin Co. crash identified

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That section of Highway 468 was closed for much of the morning while the scene was cleared. That section of Highway 468 was closed for much of the morning while the scene was cleared.
RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has released the identity of the woman killed in a head-on collision with an 18-wheeler in Rankin County Friday morning.

Trooper First Class Eric Henry says Betty Ellington, 60, was killed in the crash on Highway 468 near Bethel Road around  8:40 a.m. Friday.

Henry said Ellington was traveling west on Highway 468 when her van apparently drifted into the wrong lane and collided head-on with an 18-wheeler that was traveling east. Ellington was pronounced dead at the scene.

The drive of the 18-wheeler, 52-year-old Lewis Campbell, wasn't injured.

That section of Highway 468 was closed for much of the morning while the scene was cleared.

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