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One injured in two-vehicle accident in Jones County

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A Jasper County man was injured Tuesday afternoon, June 18, in a two-vehicle accident with one vehicle rolling over on its side after the collision.

Shortly after 4 p.m. a 911 call came into the Jones County Emergency Operation center reporting a vehicle fire at the on ramp to Interstate 59 from Highway 11 South.  A few minutes later another call came in reporting a two-vehicle rollover accident at the same location.

Volunteer Fire Department medical first responders, fire, and rescue units from Sandersville, Powers and Glade responded to the fire and accident.  Upon arrival they found an MDOT truck and trailer, which was hauling a backhoe, parked on the side of the southbound entrance ramp to I-59 with one of its trailer tires on fire.  On Highway 11 at the entrance to the I-59 southbound entrance ramp was a MDOT maintenance truck on its side and a Toyota Camry on the opposite side of Highway 11.

According to the driver of the MDOT maintenance truck, he was on his way to the MDOT truck that was on fire and was turning onto the entrance ramp when he collided with the Camry, which was traveling north on Highway 11.  He said the Camry was directly behind a log truck and he did not see him.  The collision knocked the MDOT truck over on its side with diesel pouring onto the pavement and the Camry bounced off the truck landing on the opposite side of the highway with his front hood peeled to the windshield.

The driver of the Camry was transported to South Central Regional Medical Center by EMServ ambulance service with what was believed to be serious, but non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the overturned MDOT maintenance truck was uninjured and refused transportation to the hospital.

Also responding to the accident were Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna, Jones County Sheriff's Office and Mississippi Highway Patrol.

The accident remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway patrol.