Author Greg Iles injured in traffic accident

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — Author Greg Iles is hospitalized in serious condition after being injured in a traffic accident in southwestern Mississippi.

Patrice Guilfoyle, a spokeswoman for the University of Mississippi Medical Center, says Iles was admitted Monday night. She said privacy issues prevent her from giving out any other information.

Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield says Iles, who lives in Natchez, was injured when his car collided with a pickup truck in U.S. Highway 61.

Iles has written a number of books including “The Devil’s Punchbowl.”