Traffic Accident

An accident just North of Opp claimed two lives and critically injured a toddler.

Opp Police say a 1997 Chrysler Sebring crossed in front of a Northbound 18-wheeler Tuesday at the intersection of Covington County Road 38 and U.S. Highway 331.

A man and woman from Florida were killed; the 18-month-old child inside the car was airlifted to an area trauma center.

The driver of the truck received minor injuries and was treated and released from Mizell Memorial Hospital in Opp.

The names of those involved in the wreck have not been released at this time.

Traffic was closed along Highway 331 for nearly three hours.