JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Nine people were injured in a head-on collision in Jones County Friday afternoon, August 9. One female and one male were airlifted from the scene to University Medical Center in Jackson by Air-Care helicopter service of Jackson.
Just before noon, volunteer fire department medical first responders and rescue units from Wayne County, Rustin, Sandersville, Powers and Glade responded to the accident which occurred in a sharp curve on Eucutta Road at Mag Williams Road north of the Rustin Community near the Wayne County line.
Both patients, airlifted from the scene, were the drivers of the two SUVs involved in the accident – a black GMC and silver Mitsubishi. Both had to be extricated from their vehicle. The extrication process was performed by rescue personnel from Wayne County Rescue #43, Rustin VFD, Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna and emergency medical technicians with EMServ ambulance service.
In addition to the driver of the black GMC being injured, there were seven passengers in the vehicle who were also injured. The seven passengers consisted of six children, including two infants, and one young adult. Five children were transported by Wayne General ambulance service and one child and one young adult were transported by EMServ ambulance service to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel, with various degrees of injuries.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Jones County Sheriff's Department.