Fatal car accident, 1 dead
|Caleb Worrell, Jones County Fire Council
JONES COUNTY, Miss. - A tragic two vehicle accident involving an SUV and an 18-wheeler Monday afternoon left one person dead. Hebron, Pleasant Ridge, Calhoun and Soso Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene of the accident on Highway 84 West near the intersection of Soso Big Creek Road. Upon arrival, firefighters and Emergency Medical Responders found a red SUV to the shoulder of the road with extensive damage to its passenger side, and an 18-wheeler in the median with damage to its front-end.
Initial firefighters on scene stated that the adult female driver of the SUV was unresponsive and that they immediately began life saving procedures. Only after EMServ medics arrived on scene were the procedures halted. The driver of the 18-wheeler appeared to be uninjured.
The accident took place in the eastbound lanes of the highway, and traffic was slowed to one lane while emergency operations and vehicle recovery took place. The cause of the accident is unknown.