Jones County man injured after crashing into utility pole

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from Jones County Fire Council

The rain slick roads Monday morning, January 13, may have played a role in a Jones County man being injured after crashing into a utility pole on Lower Myrick Road in the Glade community.

At 10:20 a.m. emergency medical responders and rescue units from Glade and Powers Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the accident, which occurred in the 500 block of Lower Myrick Road.  Apparently, the driver of a burgundy Toyota Tacoma lost control of his vehicle, ran off the road into a ditch, crossed a concrete driveway, and plowed into a utility pole.  The utility pole almost snapped in two, and the pickup became entangled in the utility pole guide wires.  The male driver was transported to South Central Regional Medical Center by EMServ ambulance service with what was believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

With the instability of the utility pole and the vehicle entangled in the guide wires, Lower Myrick Road was closed from Township Road to Triangle Drive.  Dixie Electric Power Association arrived on scene and had to stabilize the utility pole before the vehicle could be removed and the pole replaced.

Volunteer rescue units remained on scene and Lower Myrick Road was closed for over three hours while recovery and repair operations were performed.

Also responding to the accident were Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna and Jones County Sheriff's Department.