Collision remains under investigation

From Staff Reports

A pickup and a semi-trailer truck collided about 3 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 82 west of Eupora at the Highway 182/Whitt Road intersection.

The vehicles involved were a 2002 Dodge Dakota pickup driven by Jeremy Dixon, 34, of Eupora and a 2001 Peterbilt tractor-trailer driven by Osbaldo Medina, 28, of Brownsville, Texas.

Cpl. Criss Turnipseed, public affairs officer with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, said the pickup, traveling south, went through the intersection and collided with the left fuel tank of the eastbound Peterbilt, which overturned in the median. Both drivers were transported to NMMC-Eupora and Dixon was flown to NMMC in Tupelo as a precaution, Turnipseed said.

In addition to the MHP and EMS, responders included the Webster County Sheriff’s Department, Tomnolen and Eupora fire departments, and MedStat Air. The accident remains under investigation.