A Kosciusko woman died Wednesday afternoon when the pick-up truck she was in collided with a log truck on Mississippi 16 west near Pearl River Resort, the authorities said.

The woman was identified as Ernestine Burnside,73, according to Neshoba County Coroner John Stephens.


The accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Mississippi 16 and Willis Road right at the casinos at Pearl River Resort.

The log truck, traveling eastbound, lost its load closing two lanes. 

Witnesses said the pickup pulled out in front of the log truck, but the authorities had not confirmed that report.