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Injured male driver wrecks on I-59

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

This is a news release from the Jones County Fire Council 

A one-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon, September 18, was a result of the male driver being previously injured.

At 4:50 p.m. medical emergency responders and rescue units from Powers, Glade, and Sandersville Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the report of a one-vehicle accident in the southbound lane of Interstate 59, near mile marker 99. 

Upon arrival they found a Dodge Ram 1300 entangled in the guard cables along the highway. 

The driver had been helped out of the vehicle by a passerby, and was lying in the median, drifting in and out of consciousness. 

The driver said he had fallen off a roof, and was trying to drive himself to South Central Regional Medical Center Emergency Room. 

Air Methods LifeFlight was placed on standby.  The driver was transported to SCRMC by EMServ ambulance service.

The accident remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol. 

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

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