A woman fleeing from police caused an accident on Fisher Ferry Road that injured two people and shut down the roadway for over an hour.
Warren County Sheriff’s Investigator Sam Winchester was flagged down by a resident at 10:18 p.m., Jan. 18. The resident had witnessed a silver Chevy Trailblazer hit another vehicle and then leave the scene of the accident on Belva Drive near Warrenton Elementary School. The Trailblazer fled west from the scene but Winchester quickly caught up and attempted to stop the vehicle with his lights and siren but the Trailblazer failed to pull over.
It fled west on Belva Drive then north on U.S. Highway 61 South a short distance to Grange Hall Road. The Trailblazer had a flat tire and did not exceed speeds of 55 mph as it continued east on Grange Hall. Sheriff Martin Pace directed deputies to locations along Fisher Ferry to assist in the attempt to stop the vehicle.
The Trailblazer turned north on Fisher Ferry just past Southside Baptist Church, where “it sideswiped another vehicle,” Pace said. At the scene, a dark-colored Infinity was sideways on the shoulder and the Trailblazer was on the roadway with significant damage to the front end.
Both the driver of the Infinity and the driver of the Trailblazer were trapped in their vehicles as a result of the accident. Fire fighters from the City of Vicksburg, Fisher Ferry and Fire Coordinator Gerald Briggs showed up to assist removing the two individuals from their vehicle.
The drivers were transported to Merit Health River Region. The extent of their injuries is unknown, but they do not appear to be life-threatening.
Fisher Ferry Road was shut down for just over an hour while the injured were treated and the scene was investigated.
“We appreciate the cooperation of the public,” Pace said. “This crash blocked both lanes for some time.”
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