Second rollover accident reported in Jones County in 24 hours

Second rollover accident reported in Jones County in 24 hours

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A second vehicle rollover occurred within a 24-hour period in Jones County this weekend.

Sunday afternoon, units from Southwest Jones and Moselle Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene of a SUV rollover on I-59 near Exit 80.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a heavily damaged SUV lying on its roof on the shoulder of the road. Initial reports stated that the adult female occupant in the vehicle was not breathing, but firefighters on scene stated that she was alive and conscious when deputies first arrived, according to the Jones County Fire Council.

Two occupants were in the vehicle at the time of the accident and both had to be extricated.

The adult male driver appeared to be uninjured and the female passenger sustained what was believed to be moderate injuries and was transported by EMServ ambulance to a local hospital.

One lane of the interstate was completely shutdown during rescue and cleanup operations. The cause of the accident is unknown.

Rescue personnel on scene included Southwest Jones and Moselle Volunteer Fire Departments, EMServ Ambulance Service, Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna, Jones County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol and Jones County Public Information Officer Caleb Worrell.

Fire apparatus included Southwest Rescue, Moselle Rescue and Moselle Engine.