A collision between an eighteen wheeler log truck and Toyota pickup truck has sent the adult male driver and adult male occupant of the pickup truck to the hospital.
The accident occurred on Interstate 59 North near the 100 mile marker on Wednesday afternoon.
Sandersville Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna, two ambulances from EMServ Ambulance Service along with units from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper John Gilliland responded to the scene.
The victims were transported by EMServ to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel for treatment of undisclosed injuries which were not thought to be life threatening.
Powers Volunteer Fire & Rescue was dispatched at 8:14 p.m. on Sunday to a report of a two vehicle accident with injuries on Brown Drive in the Powers Community.
Photo: Kelsi Chancellor, Junior Firefighter, Powers Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Powers Rescue 1, Powers Heavy Rescue, M&M Medical First Responders and Glade Rescue 1 responded to the scene. Upon arrival, firefighters advised that a Pontiac G6 and a Dodge Ram pickup had collided with the adult male driver of the Pontiac trapped in his vehicle and a female passenger in the pickup injured.
The driver of the pickup was extricated from the destroyed vehicle by Powers firefighters using hydraulic rescue tools and both he and the passenger in the pickup transported by EMServ Ambulance Service to South Central Regional Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
The Jones County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the crash scene which closed Brown Drive for over an hour. A third passenger vehicle which was parked in front of a house was involved in the accident as well.
The adult male driver of the pickup and a male child were evaluated at the scene but declined transport to the hospital.
A head-on crash between an eighteen wheeler tanker and a Chrysler Town & Country mini-van has left a female child passenger dead and the adult female driver of the van in extremely critical condition. Volunteer fire and rescue units from Sandersville and Rustin were dispatched to the call just before 2:00 p.m. with the wreck reported on Sandersville-Pleasant Grove Road near Jessie Byrd Road. A second alarm dispatched Powers Volunteer Fire & Rescue with Rescue 1 and Heavy Rescue. Upon arrival, emergency services units advised both victims in the van were trapped and extensive extrication efforts were undertaken usingthree full sets of hydraulic rescue tools.
Multiple units from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department, EMServ Ambulance Service, Sandersville Police Department, Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna and Beat 3 Supervisor Barry Saul responded to the call. The adult female driver was extricated and driven by ambulance to a nearby landing zone in a field where an Air Care rescue helicopter landed. Rustin firefighters established and manned the landing zone during the air rescue helicopter’s landing and departure. The female child was declared deceased at the scene and firefighters worked diligently for nearly thirty minutes to extricate her body from the destroyed vehicle. The driver of the eighteen wheeler owned by T.K. Stanley was unhurt. The roadway was closed for over three hours as rescue, accident investigation and vehicle recovery operations proceeded. Seven rescue and fire apparatus along with nearly twenty volunteer firefighters from the three volunteer fire departments responded to the scene. Beat 3 units were called in to sand the roadway which was coated in vehicle fluids and fuel. The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Jones County Sheriff’s Department. UPDATE: Additional responding agencies to the fatality crash in Sandersville today included:
District Attorney Investigator Wayne Black, Deputy Coroner Burl Hall, Jones County Fire Chaplain Drew Blanton
We understand that the adult female driver of the mini-van who was transported by Aircare rescue helicopter was sent to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.
A Nissan Altima driven by an adult female which was crossing the railroad crossing at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Road in Sandersville apparently didn’t see an oncoming Norfolk Southern freight train on Thursday night and was hit by the train’s engine. The devastating crash spun the Altima around and tossed it off the tracks as the train conductor made an emergency stop. Sandersville Volunteer Fire & Rescue was dispatched to the call at 11:53 p.m. and responded with Engine 1, Engine 2 and Rescue 1 under the command of Fire Chief John Bounds. Multiple units from the Sandersville Police Department under the command of Police Chief Tony Hosey, units from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department and Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna also responded to the incident.
The driver of the vehicle was trapped briefly in her car before being extricated by emergency responders and transported by EMServ Ambulance Service to South Central Regional Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries. The Norfolk Southern freight train was pulling twenty-two freight cars headed north to Meridian when the accident occurred. There were no reports of injuries to any of the train personnel and no damage to the train tracks reported. An investigator from the Mississippi Department of Transportation Rails Division was also dispatched to the scene to conduct a post-crash investigation. The crossing where the accident occurred was not equipped with crossing signal arms or other electronic warning devices.
A two vehicle accident on Hwy. 84 East near Eastview Drive left six victims injured on Sunday night with two other individuals arrested at the scene. Powers Volunteer Fire & Rescue was dispatched to the call at 11:48 p.m. and responded with Powers Rescue 1 and Powers Heavy Rescue. In addition, multiple units from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Lance Taylor and Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna responded to the scene.
Initial reports indicate that a Toyota Corola was hit from behind by a KIA Sportage in the westbound lanes on Hwy. 84 East. Four adults and two children were transported from the scene by three ambulances from EMServ Ambulance Service to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel for treatment of undisclosed injuries. The driver of the KIA and another individual who arrived on the scene after the accident were taken into custody on undisclosed charges and transported to the Jones County Adult Detention Facility.
Both westbound lanes of Hwy. 84 East were closed for over an hour as rescue, accident investigation and vehicle recovery operations were conducted. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage and had to be towed from the scene. Powers Fire Chief Tim Flynt served as Incident Commander during the fire department response to the incident. All emergency services units were back in service by 1:00 a.m. on Monday following the crash response.
A pair of accidents on Hwy. 11 North approximately one mile north of the intersection at Interstate 59 has left the drivers of two of the three vehicles involved injured. The first crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. when a Ford F150 pickup headed northbound on Hwy. 11 crossed over into the opposing lane and left the roadway striking a Mississippi Power Company three phase power pole. The impact broke the power pole into pieces and collapsed the power lines. The pickup continued down a steep embankment and flipped several times before coming to rest on its side. The injured adult male driver was able to self-extricate himself and await rescuers.
The second accident occurred at the same location when a Chevrolet Impala was hit from behind by another Ford F150 pickup. The adult female driver of the Impala was injured while the adult male driver of the pickup and two male children were uninjured. Both of the injured victims were transported by EMServ Ambulance Service to South Central Regional Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
Powers Rescue 1, Powers Heavy Rescue, Sandersville Engine 1-Rescue 1, Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna, units from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Trea Staples responded to the incident. Numerous Mississippi Power Company personnel have responded to the scene to replace the power pole and re-route electrical power to Sandersville to prevent an outage. Electrical power to approximately ten homes along Highway 11 North will be impacted for up to three hours as power crews set a new power pole, remove the damaged sections of the existing pole and re-attach power lines to the new pole.
A chain reaction crash involving five vehicles on Hwy. 84 West in the Big Creek Community on Monday morning has sent the drivers of four of the vehicles to area hospitals.
Volunteer fire and rescue units from Calhoun, Hebron and Soso responded to the crash along with units from the Mississippi Highway Patrol and Jones County Sheriff’s Department. All five of the vehicles were headed eastbound when the crash occurred. Two pickup trucks, one SUV, one passenger car and one van were involved in the crash.
Two victims were transported by EMServ Ambulance Service to South Central Regional Medical Center while two other victims were transported by private vehicles to both South Central and to Wesley Medical Center. Both eastbound lanes of Hwy. 84 West were closed for over thirty minutes as rescue operations proceeded at the scene with one lane later opened to traffic as vehicle recovery operations proceeded. None of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening according to emergency responders at the scene.
Calhoun Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Lee Garick served as Incident Commander during the fire department response to the crash. All five vehicles sustained extensive damage and had to be towed from the scene. A unit from the Mississippi Department of Transportation also responded to the scene to sand the roadway where fluids from the crashed vehicles had leaked unto the roadway.
A Nissan Quest van involved in a two vehicle accident Wednesday on I-59 South near mile marker 79 sits of the side of the highway
A two vehicle accident on Interstate 59 South near mile marker 79 on Wednesday afternoon has left one man injured with four others evaluated at the scene by medics for injuries.
Southwest Jones Volunteer Fire & Rescue was dispatched to the accident scene just before 2:30 p.m. and was advised a Nissan Quest van with an adult female driver and two passengers and a Chevrolet pickup with adult male driver and one passenger had collided with the adult male driver of the pickup injured.
EMServ Ambulance Service along with Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Trea Staples responded to the scene along with Southwest Jones Rescue 1 and the victim was loaded into the ambulance for transport.
As emergency services personnel were working the accident scene and before the ambulance had departed the scene, a second accident occurred twenty yards in front of the first crash when a Toyota Camry was hit from behind by a Jeep Commander. Both adult drivers were evaluated at the scene by EMServ medics, but declined transport to the hospital.
Between the two crashes, one victim was transported by EMServ to the hospital and six others evaluated at the scene. Traffic was limited to one lane on the interstate with traffic backed up for nearly two miles. Both lanes were reopened to full traffic flow within thirty minutes of the arrival of emergency services units.
The adult female driver of a Jeep Liberty escaped injury when she lost control of her vehicle on Hwy. 590 at Sand Hill Road and flipped into a deep ditch.
South Jones Volunteer Fire & Rescue responded to the crash along with EMServ Ambulance Service and the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Emergency services units were on the scene for nearly an hour conducting accident investigation, traffic control and vehicle recovery operations.
A fire in a classroom at Northeast Jones Middle School caused extensive fire, heat and smoke damage to one classroom and sent heavy smoke into eighteen other classrooms and hallways on Wednesday morning. Volunteer fire units from Powers, M&M and Glade along with Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna were dispatched to the fire at 6:10 a.m. and responded immediately having just returned to their stations from a storage barn fire in the Glade Community. Powers Engine 1 was the first fire truck on scene and reported heavy smoke visible in the west end of the school with school staff advising firefighters of the exact location of the fire. Powers firefighters Cory Cotton and Joey Davis entered the building in full turnout gear and self-contained breathing apparatus and were quickly able to suppress the flames. A second alarm dispatched Sandersville Fire & Rescue and Northeast Jones Fire District Chief John Bounds to the scene to bring additional positive pressure fans to supplement those on the scene to push the smoke out of the building. Powers Asst. Chief Brent Broadway served as Incident Commander during the fire department response to the blaze.
Jones County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Sgt. Scott Sims, who serves as the County Fire Investigator, also responded to the scene and conducted a fire investigation. Sgt. Sims determined the fire to be an accidental electrical fire which originated at a bookshelf which had two 110 volt electrically powered devices stored there. The fire melted plastic items throughout the classroom and extended into the ceiling area above the ceiling tiles. Adjoining classrooms were checked for fire extension; however, the fire was not able to advance significantly into other areas. Jones County School District Superintendent Steve Thrash along with other district employees and NEJ staff were on the scene working to relocate arriving students to other unaffected areas of the school to begin taking semester tests. Three fire engines, two tankers and two rescue trucks responded to the scene along with Dixie Electric Power Association.
As firefighters were conducting overhaul operations, Glade Volunteer Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a report of a man down in a field on Currie Road. A unit from EMServ Ambulance Service responded to the scene along with Glade Medical First Responders and firefighters to rescue the downed man. No information was available on his condition or cause of his injury. Within minutes of leaving the fire at Northeast Jones Middle School, fire units from Powers and M&M responded to an electrical fire at the home of Sam Billbrew at #40 Billbrew Road in the Powers Community. An electrical short at the meter base threatened to create a fire, but quick action by the homeowner prevented fire extension. Mississippi Power Association responded to the scene to disconnect power to the home until electrical repair work could be conducted by the owner. During the same timeframe, volunteer fire units from South Jones and Southwest Jones responded to a strong smell of gas in Church Street area of Moselle. Upon arrival, firefighters conducted a check of the area but did not find any leaking gas in the area. Just after lunch, Powers firefighters also responded to an out of control brush fire threatening a residence in the 300 block of Eastview Drive. The fire was quickly extinguished and no structures were reported to be damaged in the blaze.