By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
A 17-year-old male was airlifted to a hospital Thursday morning after he was injured in a one-vehicle crash about three miles east of Alcorn Central High School, officials said.
The crash was reported around 7:25 a.m. on County Road 257, said Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell.
The teen, who was the sole occupant of the pickup truck, was conscious after the wreck, the sheriff added.
It appeared the driver lost control on the rain-slick road and hit a tree, Caldwell noted.
The Farmington Volunteer Fire Department and Corinth Fire Department Station No. 4 extricated the teen from the vehicle. The extrication took around half an hour due to the position of the vehicle, said Shawn Nelms with the Farmington fire department.
Nelms said the teen was on his way to Alcorn Central High School when the wreck happened.
The teen was transported from the wreck scene by Magnolia Ambulance and then airlifted from the Maranatha Baptist Church parking lot next to Farmington Town Hall.
It was unclear which hospital he was airlifted to.