Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Man killed in head-on collision

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement:

One Fatality and Four Injured in Two Vehicle Accident in Rankin County

On Wednesday morning July 6th, 2016, at approximately 6:30 a.m., the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a head on collision at the intersection of Adams Road and Holly Bush Road off of MS Highway 25 in Rankin County. Rankin County Deputies along with the Reservoir Fire Department and Afford Ambulance responded to the scene.

Once on scene, responders found that a 1992 Chrysler Passenger Car and a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer had collided causing heavy damage to both vehicles.

One male driver of Rankin County succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The other driver and passengers of both vehicles all sustained injuries and all were transported to UMC by Pafford Ambulance. Two of victims injured in the accident were a 6 yoa child and a 22 month old child. Rankin County Coroner David Ruth responded to the scene and recovered the deceased driver. The identity of the deceased male will be released once his family has been notified.

The accident is currently under investigation by the Rankin County Sheriff’s.

This is the second fatal accident in three days that the sheriff’s office has worked.

Kingfish note: Deceased has been identified as Bradley Keith Little of Pearl. 


Anonymous said...

So tragic. Prayers for these families.

Anonymous said...

Seat belts anyone know? Seems like 2 fatal wrecks in Rankin could have probably been a bit different if seat belts were involved.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday's rollover I agree seatbelts would possibly have lessened the severity of injury. The head on ..... maybe not so much. Airbags and seatbelts can not mitigate the compaction of the passenger area. May not be the case here but distracted driving frequently turns out to be the cause of such collisions.

Anonymous said...

People are driving like f**king idiots these days! I'm almost run over everyday on my commute into Jackson. Madison and Jackson PD just sit in there blacked out unmarked SUVs and watch. (ok, JPD do not have black suvs) but, What the hell are they waiting for?

Karr 54 said...

3:36; Grow up! It's not the responsibility of a policeman to prevent people from running into each other in vehicles.

Anonymous said...

A lot of the wreckless driving can be attributed to several factors. We have a segment of society that does not graduate from school. Therefore you cannot take drivers Ed in school and be properly instructed to operate a motor vehicle. Secondly, law enforcement is not cracking down on these type drivers. I hate to point fingers but the large majority come from a school system inside Jackson. Can you remember seeing a drivers Ed car from JPS in the last few years? I can't.

Anonymous said...

slow news cycle. boring. two cars in the entire state of Kansas long ago. they collided. stir a pot KF.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that drivers ed is the responsibility of the school system. Let the private sector handle driver's ed. If you can't afford it, then you can't afford owning a car. That's goes for the parents, too. That will take care of everybody, including the drop outs. Go ahead and blame Jackson all you want 4:57, it won't solve the problem of all the teenage Rankin County rednecks with their jacked up trucks. Ever think of that?

Anonymous said...

10:23-Rankin County rednecks? You are so out of line and heartless. You should read the obituary of the young man who was killed.

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