UPDATE: Prentiss County accidents under investigation

Four sent to hospital in one car accident

At approximately 11:30 p.m., Thursday night, the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a one car accident on US 45 in Prentiss County just south of Booneville in a construction zone.

Upon arriving it appeared Quardias Cager, 21, of Corinth was south bound on US 45 when he apparently lost control of his 1992 Mercury Marquis and collided into concrete barriers.

Cager received minor injuries.

Two passengers in Cager’s vehicle were airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center. Nicholas Batie, 20, of Corinth, and Kenneth Scruggs, 20, of Corinth, were both transported by air-ambulance to North Mississippi Medical Center.

Two other passengers, Trevor Graham, 22, of Corinth, and Thurston White, 20, of Corinth, were both transported by ground ambulance to North Mississippi Medical Center.

None of the injuries appear to be life-threaten. All five occupants were wearing their seat belts.

All the passengers have been treated and released at the time of this statement.

The accident remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

One injured in 3-vehicle wreck

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that occurred at approximately 7 a.m., on Friday, August 20th, on MS 30 near the Hills Chapel Community.

Upon arriving it appeared Christopher Fields, 21, of Booneville was traveling east bound in a 2007 GMC Sierra Pick up when he apparently lost control of his vehicle and crossed into the west bound lanes striking at 2001 Western Star, Semi-Tractor/Trailer operated by Gerald Edington, 49, of Okolona.

After striking the first Semi-Tractor, Field’s vehicle then spun around and collided head-on with a 1995 Mac Semi-Tractor/Trailer operated by Larry Edington, 52, also of Okolona.

The 2001 Western Star, Semi-Tractor/Trailer overturned after the impact causing traffic to be temporary disrupted.

Fields had to be extricated from his vehicle. He was airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center where he was treated and later released. He was wearing his seat belt.

Both drivers of the Semi-Tractor/Trailers were uninjured. They were both hauling gravel.

The accident remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Mississippi Highway Patrol