Driver flees scene of Jones County accident

Driver flees scene of Jones County accident

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A man is in custody after he fled the scene of a wreck in Jones County Wednesday.

Anthony Hogan, 43 of Laurel was arrested and charged with suspended driver's license, expired tag, no Insurance, leaving the scene unattended and he had a warrant from another agency.

His bond was set at $2,500.

At around 3:20 p.m., units from Powers, Glade and M&M Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene of a two vehicle wreck on Lower Myrick Road.

According to a news release from The Jones County Fire Council, it was reported that one occupant was ejected from the vehicle, but has not been confirmed.

When units arrived on scene, they found a pickup truck on Lower Myrick Road with extensive damage to its driver's side rear-end, and a Nissan passenger car several yards away on a side road with damage to the driver's side front-end.

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According to the driver of the pickup truck, he was on Lower Myrick Road heading towards Highway 15 South when the Nissan came into his lane, heading straight toward him.

He attempted to swerve into a ditch to avoid being hit head-on, resulting in the Nissan slamming into the side of his truck, according to the release.

The driver of the Nissan apparently continued to drive away from the scene without a front-left wheel and made a right turn onto a side road where he stopped and fled the scene on foot.

Witnesses said that the driver of the Nissan ran to a nearby house and locked himself inside. Jones County Sheriff's Department deputies were on scene, located the individual and took him into custody, according to the release.

One occupant of the pickup truck was said to have sustained minor to moderate injuries and was transported by EMServ ambulance to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel for treatment.

Both lanes of Lower Myrick Road were closed for several minutes while rescue operations took place and tow-truck personnel could remove the vehicles from both roads.

Rescue personnel on scene included Powers, Glade and M&M Volunteer Fire Departments, EMServ Ambulance Service and Jones County Sheriff's Department.

Fire apparatus included Powers Heavy Rescue, Power Rescue 2, Glade Rescue and Glade Engine.