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

Photo by Linda Crawford
Photo by Linda Crawford

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.