JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Jones County Fire Council.
A woman was injured on Monday when her car collided with an 18-wheeler.
At around 10 a.m., units from Calhoun and Soso Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene of the accident on Highway 28.
When firefighters arrived, they found both vehicles spaced several feet apart blocking both lanes of the highway. The white car involved in the accident sustain extensive damage to its driver's side and the 18-wheeler had some damage to its driver's side of the truck and trailer.
According to reports, the 18-wheeler was leaking large amounts of diesel fuel from one of its fuel tanks onto the roadway and shoulder. Firefighters on scene were able to temporarily patch the leak to prevent further spillage.
The driver of the white car sustained what was believed to be minor injuries and was transported by EMServ ambulance to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel for treatment. The driver of the 18-wheeler appeared to be uninjured.
A section of the highway was completely shutdown for rescue and cleanup operations, and traffic was routed around the accident. The cause of the accident is unknown pending investigation by Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Emergency personnel on scene included Calhoun and Soso Volunteer Fire Departments, EMServ Ambulance Service, Jones County Sheriff's Department, Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna, Jones County Fire Public Information Officer Caleb Worrell, Jones County Emergency Operations, Mississippi Highway Patrol and Mississippi Department of Transportation. A Powers Emergency Medical Responder was in the area and also stopped to assist.