An SUV hit a truck at an intersection of a residential neighborhood, sending an SUV flying into a yard and nearly hitting the house.
Bay St. Louis police officers were dispatched to Washington Street and Sheila Drive at 2:36 p.m. after a report of an accident involving a rolled-over vehicle.
Capt. Wes Mayley said when officers arrived, they found a white 2008 Dodge SUV in a yard with heavy gouge marks in the lawn leading to the vehicle that nearly hit the house.
Officers learned at the scene that the SUV had been speeding south on Washington Street. At the same time, a 2003 Toyota truck was attempting to turn onto Washington Street when it hit the passenger side of the white Dodge SUV.
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The truck, driven by Crockett Woodcock, was still in the street when officers arrived, but was heavily damaged on the front end.
He and both of his passengers, Chris Thomas and Curtis Armstrong, were taken to area hospitals by ambulance. Mayley said Thomas and Woodcock had active, misdemeanor arrest warrants through Hancock County Sheriff’s Department. All of the injured parties are believed to have sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Also, Woodcock tested positive for alcohol in his system, Mayley said, but was not over the minimum limit of .08 to be cited for DUI.
The driver of the Dodge SUV, Ron Daniels, was taken to Hancock Medical Center. He had an active misdemeanor arrest warrant through Waveland Police Department. Mayley said a passenger in the SUV fled the scene before officers arrived. Officers searched the surrounding area but were unable to locate him.
Several citations were issued to both drivers. Both vehicles were towed from the scene with extensive damage.