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Braydon Traxler, 3, and Justin Harrell, 13, dead and Ty'Jun Thigpen, 9, and Breckon Harrell, 13, injured in crash involving 9-year-old driver on Highway 35 in Scott County, Mississippi

Modified Date: 
Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:13pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, December 12, 2014

9-year-old driver injured and 2 others killed in Scott County wreck

Trooper West said the accident occurred after the vehicle attempted to avoid a roadside safety checkpoint established by MHP on Highway 35. 

9-year-old driver involved in fatal wreck

There were 13-year-old twins and a 3-year-old boy in the car. The 3-year-old and one of the twins died. The 9-year-old is in critical condition, police said.

9-year-old loses control of vehicle, 2 children killed

According to the Mississippi Highway patrol, the child was attempting to avoid a police checkpoint when the accident happened.

Two Confirmed Deceased and One Released from Hospital After Tragic Accident

Family sources say the grandmother fell asleep and the children snuck out. 

Two children die in car wreck where 9-year-old is the driver

Nine year old Ty'Jun Thigpen, known to many as Nemo, took his mother's car keys, got behind the wheel of the car and the other three children got in the Mercury with him.

2 dead, 9-year-old driver critical after Mississippi crash

All four children lived in the same house, though their relationship to one another was not immediately clear, West said. Police declined to say to whom the car belonged. None of the occupants were wearing seat belts, West said.

A vehicle attempted to avoid a roadside safety checkpoint on Highway 35, and when a Mississippi Highway Patrol officer attempted to stop the vehicle, it ran off the roadway and overturned. The driver was apparently a nine-year-old boy and the car was full of children. A 13-year-old male and a 3-year-old male died in the accident. and the driver and a 13-year-old female were transported to a local hospital. When the vehicle went off the road, two of the occupants of the car were ejected.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Braydon Traxler
Justin Harrell
Ty'Jun Thigpen
Breckon Harrell
Roadway: 
Highway 35

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