Jaws-of-Life used in rollover accident in Jones County - WDAM - TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports

Jaws-of-Life used in rollover accident in Jones County

Posted: Updated:
Photo by Linda Crawford Photo by Linda Crawford
  • Most ReadMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • City of Hattiesburg employee fails to register as sex offender

    City of Hattiesburg employee fails to register as sex offender

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:04:34 GMT
    A City of Hattiesburg employee is behind bars for failing to register as a sex offender. Public Works employee Martaze Denzel Hammond, 35, was arrested Wednesday by the Forrest County Sheriff's DepartmentMore >>
    A City of Hattiesburg employee is behind bars for failing to register as a sex offender. Public Works employee Martaze Denzel Hammond, 35, was arrested Wednesday by the Forrest County Sheriff's Department after exceeding a 90 day period in which to register as a sex offender.More >>
  • Lamar Co. man sentenced in federal court on drug charges

    Lamar Co. man sentenced in federal court on drug charges

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:31:27 GMT
    A Lamar County man has been sentenced to nearly 8 years in federal prison on drug charges. Tommy Lucas, 48, was sentenced to 95 months by U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett Thursday morning. LuacsMore >>
    A Lamar County man has been sentenced to nearly 8 years in federal prison on drug charges. Tommy Lucas, 48, was sentenced to 95 months by U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett Thursday morningMore >>
  • Four arrested after attempted correctional facility drug crime

    Four arrested after attempted correctional facility drug crime

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:21:06 GMT
    Four suspects were arrested Thursday during an attempt to commit a crime at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. According to prison officials, officers responded to a fence alarm around 5 a.m.,More >>
    Four suspects were arrested Thursday during an attempt to commit a crime at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. According to prison officials, officers responded to a fence alarm around 5 a.m., July 31, 2014, at the SMCI campus located in Leakesville, MS where officers found two packages. K9 personnel picked up a trail of the suspects which lead towards Wildcat Corner, located at the corner of High School Road and Hwy. 57 near Leakesville.More >>

The following is a news release written by Linda Cranford, Jones County Fire Council PIO:

A Jones County woman was seriously injured Easter Sunday evening when she lost control of her vehicle on Highway 84 East near Pool Creek Road.

At approximately 7:45 p.m. Emergency Medical First Responders and Rescue units from Powers, M&M, and Rustin Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the accident. Upon arrival they found the driver of a black Lexus RX300, identified by officials as 32-year old Heather Amanda Turner of Ovett, trapped inside the vehicle. Turner's vehicle had left the road and flipped over several times before coming to rest in the median on the driver's side of the vehicle. 

After stabilizing the vehicle by using the winch cable from Powers Rescue 1 and placing stabilizing cribbing under the vehicle's side, Powers rescue personnel, Hayden "Mick" Johnston and Latrell Knight, used the Jaws-of-Life to remove the roof of the vehicle.   

Turner was transported to South Central Regional Medical Center by EMServ ambulance service with serious and possible life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol. 

Also responding to the scene was Jones County Sheriff's Department.