A Vancleave man has been charged in connection with a six-vehicle accident on Interstate 110 about 3:30 this morning which injured five people, officials said.
Thomas Hutto, 32, was charged with three counts of felony Driving Under the Influence with Injuries, said Chief Wayne Payne.
When D’Iberville police responded to the accident north bound on the I-110 Bridge just north of the draw span, they found six vehicles involved in the accident with one victim pinned under a black 2001 Ford F250 driven by Hutto.
“Officers rescued the victim from under the truck once the D’Iberville Fire Department was able to safely lift the vehicle,” said Lt. Terry Hines.
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Witnesses told police debris in the roadway caused the first five vehicles to have minor accidents. “A witness stated as they were checking on the other drivers is when the vehicle driven by Hutto crashed into the vehicles in the roadway,” he said.
Two of the five people injured in the crash were assisting other drivers and the other three were still in their vehicles, he said. One of the two was pinned under Hutto’s vehicle and the other was hit by one of the vehicles Hutto hit., he said.
All five victims were transported to local hospitals, where three were in serious condition, he said.
Hutto was taken to the Harrison County jail on $150,000.00 bond set by Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain. He could face additional charges, Hines said.
The accident closed the north bound lanes of I-110 for more than three hours.
Anyone with information about the accident should call D’Iberville police at 396-4252 or Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.
SunHerald.com updates this story as details become available.