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Grandmother and granddaughter seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident in Jones County

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JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

This is a news release from the Jones County Fire Council

A two-vehicle accident in Jones County Thursday night, July 17, seriously injured a grandmother and her granddaughter.

At 9:24, emergency medical responders and rescue units from Powers, M&M, and Glade Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the accident, which occurred at the intersection of Reid Road and Lower Myrick Road where a Ford F-150 collided with a Hyundai Elantra GT in the intersection.  After colliding with the Elantra on the passenger side, the F-150 flipped, coming to rest on its driver's side.  The Elantra crossed a front yard, and stopped, within only a few feet, before plowing into the front door of a house located on the corner of the intersection.

The 69-year old grandmother, who is visiting from Texas, and her 12-year old granddaughter, who is from Jones County, were traveling in the Elantra.  Both were transported to South Central Regional Medical Center with what was believed to be serious and life-threatening injuries.  The granddaughter was later air-lifted to Blair E. Baston Children's Hospital in Jackson.

The female driver of the F-150 was uninjured and refused transportation to the hospital.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Jones County Sheriff's Department.

Also responding to the accident was Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna