One charged after head-on collision injures three in Jones County

One charged after head-on collision injures three in Jones County
Photo credit: WDAM
Photo credit: WDAM
Photo credit: WDAM
Photo credit: WDAM
Dennis Howard. Source: JCSD
Dennis Howard. Source: JCSD

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A three vehicle accident involving a head-on collision injured three people, including a 9-month pregnant woman on Monday.

Dennis Howard, 48, was charged with driving under the influence in connection to the incident.

According to Caleb Worrell with the Jones County Fire Council, around 1:45 p.m., units from Shady Grove and Sharon Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene of the accident on Bush Dairy Road.

When firefighters arrived, they found three vehicles - a red car with significant damage to its front-end; a blue car, also with significant damage to its front-end; and a white pickup truck with minor damage to its driver's side rear-end.

According to reports, the driver of the blue car was 9-months pregnant and considered to be at a high-risk stage of her pregnancy. The extent of her injuries is unknown but due to her pregnancy, she was transported by EMServ ambulance to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel for treatment.

Two of the occupants in the red car, an adult male and female, were both transported by ambulance to the hospital in Laurel with what was believed to be only minor injuries.

The driver of the white pickup truck was uninjured.

Emergency Medical Responders on scene assessed and treated the injured until the ambulance arrived.

Due to the road being completely blocked by all three of the vehicles, a large section of Bush Dairy Road was shutdown during rescue and cleanup operations.

Emergency personnel on scene included Shady Grove and Sharon Volunteer Fire Departments, EMServ Ambulance Service, Jones County Sheriff's Department and Jones County Fire Public Information Officer Caleb Worrell.

Fire apparatus included Shady Grove Rescue 2 and Sharon Rescue.