UNION, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating an incident in which firefighters responding to a car accident were hospitalized after their firetruck overturned. The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/2qjpv45 ) that Saturday night two firefighters were on their way to a two-car collision roughly 10 miles east of Union when their firetruck overturned. Union […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol says one person died and 57 were injured in crashes on state and federal highways during the long Labor Day weekend. The death happened Monday in Noxubee County, when a pickup truck ran off Mississippi Highway 14 and hit a tree. The passenger, 50-year-old Tommie L. Harris […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol says the new year started with no fatal accidents over the New Year’s holiday. The New Year’s enforcement period began Thursday and ended Friday at midnight. Capt. Johnny Poulos said in a news release state troopers investigated 79 traffic accidents on state and federal highways and interstates, […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol worked two fatal accidents over the Thanksgiving holidays and investigated a total of 167 collisions that injured 36 people. Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Johnny Poulus says troopers worked two fatalities during the same period last year, but there was slight decrease in overall accidents and injuries from […]
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News Briefs From Around The State
Here is a roundup of news and notes from around Mississippi this morning:
In Meridian, the Mississippi Highway Patrol says a trooper’s car hit a horse and overturned — as the officer was answering a report that another driver had hit a horse.
WJTV reports that officials did not identify the trooper, but say he was released after being checked at a hospital in Meridian.
The accident occurred Saturday night on Highway 15 in Jasper County. Officials say another horse ran into the road in front of the squad car…
TCHULA, Mississippi -(AP) — Officials are investigating an accident Tuesday involving Amtrak’s City of New Orleans train and an 18-wheeler in Mississippi.
Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said the train was headed to New Orleans with 152 passengers and 11 crew members when the accident occurred in Holmes County about 9:30 a.m.
Magliari said there were no reports of serious injuries, but a passenger and crew member were taken to local hospitals…
News Briefs From Across The State
By Lonnie Ross
4 year old boy killed, along with man from Ocean Springs
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) – Authorities say a man and a young boy were killed Friday night when they were trying to walk across a south Mississippi highway and were struck by a sport utility vehicle…
A 2-year-old girl died Sunday after being hit by a car at a family gathering.
Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey told the Vicksburg Post that Carmyia Buck was pronounced dead of abdominal trauma at River Region Medical Center.
Huskey says no autopsy has been ordered.
Police Chief Walter Armstrong says the child was struck by a car driven by her aunt, 27-year-old Ebonay Brown, just before 7 p.m.