By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times
Three people were injured Monday morning when two pickup trucks collided on Greensboro Road, according to the Webster County Sheriff’s Department.
The accident occurred about 8 a.m. north of Center Road when the two trucks collided head-on, Deputy Justin Livingston said. Three adults were injured and taken by ambulance to OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.
Livingston said it appears that one of the trucks was on the wrong side of the road and the accident remains under investigation.
Responding in addition to the WCSD were the Tomnolen and Eupora fire departments, and NMMC-Eupora Emergency Medical Services. Firefighters had to use the “jaws of life” to extricate one person.
Another accident occurred later Monday morning when a log truck overturned on Tomahawk Road in Bellefontaine.
Chief Deputy Jeff Mann said the truck was going around a curve when the load shifted, causing the truck to tilt over into a deep gully. The driver was not injured.
Sheriff Tim Mitchell thanked local fire departments for their assistance at accident scenes and other incidents. “They are a big help and an asset,” he said.