Tishomingo Police officer in serious condition after accident

By Press Release

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is still investigating a two car crash that occurred Saturday night involving a Tishomingo City Police Officer, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Ray Hall.

Troopers responded to the crash scene on MS 30 near MS 25 intersection in Tishomingo County at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Upon arriving it appeared Officer Timothy W Williamson, 47, of Iuka, was patrolling west on MS 30 in a 2006 Crown Vic, when apparently Joseph H Kain, 21, of Burnsville, was traveling east bound in a 2008 Nissan Altima and crossed over into the west bound lane and collided into the patrol car.

Officer Williamson was airlifted from the scene to NMMC in Tupelo and later transferred to the MED in Memphis where he remains in serious but non life threatening injuries. He was wearing his seat belt. He also had to be extricated from the vehicle.

Kain was airlifted to NMMC in Tupelo with serious but non life threatening injuries also. He was not wearing a seat belt.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating to see if alcohol was a contributing factor that led Kain to cross over into the officer’s path.