JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – A child was hit by a car in Jones County Tuesday morning.
Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol said the accident happened in the 2700 block of Highway 11.
Oscar Alberto Castillo, 8, and his sister were waiting for their school bus.
Officials said Castillo ran across the road to check the mailbox; when he ran back, Lori McNease accidentally hit him in her Nissan Altima.
The child has been airlifted to a hospital in Jackson; at last check, he was in critical condition.
MHP is still investigating.