6 people injured in head-on collision on Mississippi parkway
Oct. 23, 2017
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A head-on collision between two vehicles on a recreational road has injured six people in Mississippi.
Natchez Trace Parkway Supervisory Ranger Steven Dollinger told news outlets that an SUV hauling a boat tried to pass a car and hit an SUV towing an RV on Sunday afternoon. It took first responders nearly two hours to remove one woman whose legs were pinned by a dashboard. She was airlifted to a hospital, while five others were transported by ambulance.
Park rangers said no one suffered life-threatening injuries.
The Trace was shut down in both directions around mile marker 95. Dollinger said head-on collisions are not unusual in the area, which he described as not the safest stretch of the parkway to attempt passing.
An investigation is ongoing.