2 Mississippi State students killed in crash identified by officials

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — FOX13 has learned the names of the college students killed in a Mississippi crash.

The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office confirmed three Mississippi State Students were in a single-car crash on Getwell Rd. south of Slocum in the Hernando area on Sunday.

The driver has been identified as Michael Taylor and the passenger as Christian Compton, the DeSoto County Sheriff Department said.

The third victim is stable at Regional One after being taken by ambulance in critical condition.

The vehicle left the road and struck a tree, officials said. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.