Accident in car sends five to hospital in Pontotoc County

A Monday night accident sent five people to the hospital after a horse went through the windsheild of a car on Highway 15 North.

MHP trooper James McGregor said Jason McCool was north bound on the highway when his 1994 Alexis collided with a horse and rider that were in the middle of the highway in the vicinity of American Furniture.

McCool and his wife and two young children were transported to various hospitals in the area.

The rider of the horse, Truitt Grubbs was airlifted from the scene to North Mississippi Medical Center.

The horse did not survive the ordeal which occurred at 9 p.m.

According to other witnesses at the scene a truck driver almost hit the horse and rider just before McCool came up.

Pontotoc Progress