Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in a collision with a car Saturday afternoon in Tomnolen.

The crash occurred shortly after 4 p.m. on U.S. 82 in front of the Tomnolen fire station.

Spokesman Brian Mobley of the Mississippi Highway Patrol said a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina being driven by Mattie Dean was traveling east on the highway and attempted to turn north onto Old Highway 82. As it crossed over the westbound lane, a motorcycle collided with the front right side of the car.

Mobley said the driver of the 2006 Honda Shadow, Gene Morgan, 58, of Greenwood, suffered serious injuries. Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell said Morgan, who was evacuated from the scene by MedStat Air, remained in critical condition in a Memphis hospital as of Monday.

Dean, 87, of Eupora was not injured. Mobley said no charges have been filed and that the accident remains under investigation.

Responding in addition to the MHP and MedStat were the Webster County Sheriff’s Department, North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora EMS and Tomnolen Fire Department. A fundraiser was behind held at the fire station at the time, and TFD members immediately reported the accident to Webster 911 and requested that MedStat Air respond to the scene.

Pickup Stolen, A pickup stolen Monday east of Eupora was later located in Attala County.

The theft of the 2011 Chevrolet Z71 pickup was reported about noon Monday by owner Billy Tabb. Mitchell said he had parked the pickup on the east side of U.S. 82 between Fox Run Quick Stop and the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s highway maintenance shop. Tabb, who was farming in the area, returned to find it had been stolen.

Mitchell said OnStar was contacted to provide the vehicle’s exact location, which was found to be in Attala County. Kosciusko police officers were following the pickup, with some vehicles between them, when the driver ditched the truck and ran into the woods, the sheriff said. The suspect had not been located as of Tuesday.

Burglary Reported Additionally, local authorities are investigating a break-in that occurred Sunday night at Duncan Veterinary Clinic, 3387 E. Roane Ave.

Police Chief Gregg Hunter said the culprit broke in through a side window about stole around $70 in petty cash.

Dr. Joe Duncan is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the culprit’s arrest and conviction. Anyone with information should call the Eupora Police Department at 258-4121.