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.
Mobile Home Destroyed
An early morning fire in the Glade Community destroyed a mobile home that was undergoing renovations.
Volunteer fire and rescue units from Glade, M&M and Powers were dispatched at 2:22 a.m. on Tuesday by Jones County 911 dispatchers to a report of a fully-involved mobile home fire at the home of Dewayne Donald located at #79 Blondie Road in the Glade Community. Arriving fire units encountered a single wide mobile home with flames pouring out of the sides and a roof collapse already having occurred on nearly one-half of the home. Firefighters initiated an aggressive exterior attack and were able to quickly knock down the flames, but not before the home and all of its contents were destroyed.
The homeowner told investigators that there was no electrical power to the mobile home. The cause of the fire was undetermined at the scene and considered suspicious with the homeowner requesting an investigator to attempt to determine the cause of the fire. This was the second mobile home lost to fire by Mr. Donald and who was devastated by the loss of this home and possessions.
Responding emergency services units included Glade Engine 1, Tanker 1 and Rescue 1, M&M Engine 1 and Tanker 1, Powers Engine 1, Tanker 1 and Rescue 1, Jones County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Chris Livingston, EMServ Ambulance Service and Dixie Electric Power Association. Powers Chief Tim Flynt served as Incident Commander during the fire department response to the incident. A fire investigator from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department is expected on the scene after daylight to begin an investigation into the cause of the fire. There were no injuries reported to any emergency services personnel and all units were back in service by 5:00 a.m. following fire suppression and overhaul operations.
Jones County Fire Considered Suspicious