Accident at Egypt snarls Hwy. 45A

LOGO MHP PatchEGYPT — An accident shortly before noon Thursday on U.S. Highway 45A near Egypt sent a local man to the hospital and blocked traffic for several hours.

Sgt. Criss Turnipseed, spokesman for the Mississippi Highway Patrol said an 18-wheeler attempted to drive around a tractor towing hay and apparently clipped the tractor. The impact flipped the tractor and forced the 18-wheeler in to the ditch.

Jackie Ray, 64, of Okolona, and the driver of the tractor was tranported to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo and treated for non life threatening injuries.

Turnipseed said a white 2009 International Semi owned by Southern Delivery Inc. and driven by Otis Riley Jr., 52, of Kosciusko rear-ended the tractor driven by Ray. Ray was pinned underneath his tractor and the semi ran off the east side of the highway, but Riley was not injured in the accident.

The accident happened around 11:40 a.m. on Hwy. 45A just north of the Monroe County line in Chickasaw County. Traffic was snarled at the scene for several hours.

Turnipseed said no citation was issued.

One dead in Pontotoc County crash

Daily Journal

A one-vehicle crash in Pontotoc County on Mississippi Highway 334 killed a woman Thursday.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Ray Hall said Angela Gordon, 47, of Pontotoc, was driving east in her 2002 Ford Taurus when she apparently lost control of the car and overturned. The crash happened about 8:10 p.m.

Gordon had to be extricated from her vehicle and died at the scene from her injuries.


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