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Vehicle Crashes on Icy Hill, Two Sent to Hospital

This SUV rolled and came to rest against a line of trees after the driver apparently lost control when he hit a big patch of ice on a hiill. (Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today)

By Josh Mitchell

Corinth Today News Editor

An SUV hit an icy hill south of Kossuth on Wednesday night before going off an embankment, rolling numerous times and landing upright near a frigid creek.

Two men were in the SUV, and both were transported by ambulance to Magnolia Regional Health Center, officials said.

The injuries appeared to be non-life threatening, authorities said.

The wreck happened on County Road 515 a couple of miles east of County Road 500 (Hightown Road) at about 8:30 p.m.

It appeared the driver was going down a hill and hit a big patch of ice when he lost control of the eastbound vehicle, said Alcorn County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Boggs.

The SUV came to rest against a line of trees near a creek. It appeared the trees may have stopped the vehicle from going into the ice-cold creek.

County workers were expected to apply some treatment to the road after the wreck to alleviate the slick conditions.

Authorities initially thought Air Evac might have been needed at the scene. But the helicopter was canceled, and the driver and passenger were transported to the hospital by ground ambulance.

The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office, Magnolia Ambulance and the Southwest and Kossuth Fire Departments responded.

The vehicle hit a big patch of ice on a hill on County Road 515 Wednesday night.
The wreck happened in the area of the red pointer.

One Comment

  1. Bob Mason Bob Mason January 18, 2018

    I had a motorcycle wreck back in June. MRHC is the absolute worst ER ever. Fact not opinion from experience.

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