By Press Release
Two Lee County residents learned the importance of wearing their seatbelts when the teenage driver lost control of his pickup on Hwy 6 in Plantersville.
At about 6 a.m. Sunday, Plantersville Fire Department, North Mississippi Medical Center Medics, and Plantersville Police were dispatched to the wreck.
Preliminary investigation reveals the driver lost control in a curve and struck a speed limit sign.
The truck then went down an embankment and rolled multiple times along a 50 yard swath in a ditch.
Because the driver and passenger were wearing seatbelts and the air bags deployed, the worse injury suffered was a black eye. As one of the paramedics commented, “If that hadn’t been buckled in, we would have been picking them up out of the ditch.”