Head-on collision on Mississippi 29 traps injured drivers in vehicles

A two-vehicle head-on collision Friday evening sent two to the hospital with moderate to...
A two-vehicle head-on collision Friday evening sent two to the hospital with moderate to serious injuries.(Ovett Volunteer Fire Department)
Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 7:03 PM CST
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From Jones County Fire Council Public Information Office

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - First responders from five fire departments in Jones County responded to a head-on collision Friday evening that injured both drivers.

The accident took place on Mississippi 29 south, about a half-mile south of Ellisville around 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Upon arrival, firefighters immediately began rendering emergency medical care and traffic control and began extrication of the two individuals entrapped in the cars.

One person involved was airlifted to the emergency department with serious injuries. The other individual involved had moderate injuries and was taken to the hospital by Emserv Ambulance Service.

No other injuries were reported.

Mississippi 29 was completely blocked while crews worked to care for the injured and clear the roadway.

Johnson, Ovett, South Jones and Southwest volunteer fire departments responded to the incident, along with the Ellisville Fire Department.

Jones County Sheriff’s Department deputies and Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers responded to the scene as well.

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