11/04/2013 11:23 am ET | Updated Nov 04, 2013

Family Disappears After Mississippi Car Crash: Sheriff's Office

A family of three disappeared after a fiery car accident in Mississippi on Saturday, authorities say.

Atira Hughes-Smith, 30, her 7-year-old son Jaidon Hill, and her husband, 34-year-old Laterry Smith are missing, Copiah County Sheriff Harold Jones told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

Their vehicle was found burning and upside down in a ditch on the side of a road near Carpenter in central Mississippi, WJTV reported. A witness extinguished the flaming wreckage, according to WAPT.

But curiously, the car was empty. The search for the family has grown to include the FBI, according to WLBT.

According to the station, Hughes-Smith's family said that she called them on Friday and said she was leaving town for a few days, but the call ended suddenly.

If you have any information on this case, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at (601) 355-8477, the Copiah County Sheriff's Department at (601) 894-3011 or the FBI at (601) 948-5000.


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