By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
UPDATE: Here is the latest information Corinth Today has received regarding a wreck involving a Mississippi Highway Patrol vehicle Tuesday night at around 5:30 p.m. in the Burnsville area.
There were no fatalities in the wreck as of 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to Tishomingo County Coroner Mack Wilemon.
Wilemon said a firefighter who responded to the scene of the crash said the MHP trooper involved in the crash was not seriously injured and that his name is Zachary Meeks of Burnsville.
Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Master Sgt. Ray Hall could not confirm whether Meeks was the trooper in the crash. Hall stated, “As far as the trooper involved, we do not release names of any officers/troopers that are involved in on-duty crashes/incidents.”
The highway patrol is now taking the lead on the investigation, Hall added.
Wilemon said he was also told by the firefighter that another person had to be extricated from a vehicle and was airlifted with a head injury, but he did not know to which hospital.
Wilemon added that the wreck happened by the 72 Express convenience store on U.S. Highway 72 in the Burnsville city limits and that the trooper drives an SUV, which appeared to have been headed westbound.
A Mississippi Highway Patrol unit was involved in a crash in the Burnsville area Tuesday evening, according to an agency spokesman.
“I can confirm one of our units was involved in a crash near the Burnsville area,” Master Sgt. Ray Hall said in an email to Corinth Today. “The specifics of the crash and the injuries are still not known as the crash is still being investigated by Burnsville PD.”
(The highway patrol is now taking the lead on the investigation, Hall said.)
Further details could not immediately be confirmed Tuesday evening.