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Head-on collision claims woman's life

By Jebb Johnston

Daily Corinthian

A head-on highway crash in Alcorn County claimed the life of a Walnut woman Wednesday night.

Coroner Jay Jones identified the wreck victim as Haley Wilbanks, 25.

The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 72 in the area of County Road 610 in western Alcorn County. Jones said it appears Wilbanks was headed in the wrong direction on the four-lane when her vehicle collided head-on with an 18-wheeler.

Wilbanks was employed at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Jesus Name Community Church.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.