JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Jones County Fire Service.
On Wednesday morning, a one-vehicle accident on Highway 15 South near Ovett claimed the life of a 64-year-old Jones County man.
At 8:51 a.m., emergency medical responders and rescue units from Glade, Powers, and Ovett Volunteer Fire Department responded to the report of a one-vehicle accident with entrapment on Highway 15 South near Crowder Road.
Upon arrival firefighters found where an older model red Ford Tow Truck pulling a utility trailer, had plowed head-on into a tree, and a limb from one tree had fallen across the highway blocking both lanes. Both driver and passenger were trapped inside the entangled vehicle.
The driver, 64-year-old Douglas L. Mansley of Jones County was pronounced dead at the scene by Jones County Coroner Nancy Burnette.
The passenger, 24-year-old Veronica Davis, was airlifted from the scene by Ochsner Flght Care Rescue 7 helicopter to Forrest General Hospital with what was believed to be serious and life-threatening injuries.