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Corinth Woman Located After Car Found in Creek

Authorities responded Saturday morning to this car crash on County Road 402.

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today

A woman crashed her vehicle into a creek under a bridge in Alcorn County sometime after leaving her house Friday afternoon and was not found until Saturday morning, her husband said.

Theresa Berry drove away from her house on Salem Road at about 4 p.m. to go into town and did not return, said her husband, Jim Berry.

Berry called her repeatedly, contacted law enforcement and the hospital, and no one knew anything about his wife’s whereabouts.

“We worried all night,” said Jim Berry.

But Jim woke up at about 5 a.m. Saturday with the idea to call 911 dispatch and have her cell phone “pinged,” he said. Sure enough, the plan worked, and his wife’s vehicle was located in the creek under the bridge just before 8 a.m.

Jim arrived, climbed down the embankment and saw his wife in the car. He said she was conscious but lethargic. Her cellphone was apparently out of her reach, he added.

Emergency responders freed her from the vehicle and lifted her out of the trench in a Stokes basket.

Biggersville Fire & Rescue was assisted by volunteer firefighters from Farmington and Southwest. The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office and Magnolia Ambulance also responded.

Biggersville Fire & Rescue greatly appreciated the assistance from Farmington and Southwest, said Assistant Chief Tim Tyson.

The woman was conscious after she was found in the car Saturday morning, her husband said.

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