At 9 p.m. two vehicles collided head-on on Hwy 27 near its intersection with Warriors Trail.
Two people were transported to an area hospital and one of them was airlifted to Jackson to be treated for their injuries. First responders worked for close to 30 minutes to free that individual from the vehicle. They were unresponsive when the first units arrived but were talking to first responders by the time they put them on the stretcher.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol took control of the scene and the accident investigation.
A mattress was observed entangled in the vehicles and may have played a part in the accident. One observer suggested the southbound vehicle may have swerved to miss the mattress in the roadway and then made contact with the northbound vehicle. Investigators will have to determine if the mattress was a factor in the accident.
Northeast Fire Chief Zach Hearn was the first unit to arrive and reported one vehicle off the roadway and another in the southbound lane with heavy front-end damage.
In addition to Chief Hearn and the Highway Patrol, Sheriff Martin Pace along with units and firefighters from Culkin and surrounding areas, including Brody Cook, worked to free the victim from the heavily damaged vehicle. Units with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office closed the roadway so first responders could work on the entrapped victim.
Two children were also transported from the accident scene with one having a minor injury.
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