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Covington County accident stalls traffic on Highway 49

COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - An early morning accident in Covington County sent two people to the hospital and backed up traffic on Highway 49 for several hours.

The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. in Seminary near the intersection of Highway 49 and Highway 590. 

Witnesses said a Sanderson Farms 18 - wheeler was traveling south when a car pulled out in front of it.  The semi struck the car, rolled onto its side, and slammed into a bridge abutment. 

Rescuers spent over four and a half hours to free the driver from the wreckage. Emergency medical technicians from Baptist Life Flight and Covington County tended to the victim during the rescue effort. 

The driver of the semi was transported to Forrest General Hospital by life flight.  The extent of his injuries is unknown.  The driver of the other vehicle was transported to Covington County Hospital with minor injuries.

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