Jones County toddler dies after being struck by parent's vehicle
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -
According to Jones County Coroner Nancy Barnett, a
19-month old child from the Moselle community of Jones County passed away right
before Midnight Tuesday at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg after being
accidentally struck by one of her parents.
Jones County Public Information Officer Linda Cranford
said volunteer emergency medical responders and rescue units from Moselle,
Ovett, Union, Glade, and Calhoun Volunteer Fire Departments responded to an
incident on Sellers Road Tuesday evening.
According to officials on scene, the father was pulling
down the driveway to jump off another vehicle when the little girl ran out in
front of him.
The 19-month old was then air-lifted from the scene and
taken to Forrest General by Baptist LifeFlight air ambulance where she later
died from the injuries sustained.
The incident remains under investigation by the Jones
County Sheriff's Department.