Hancock County

Child, 7, flown to hospital after Hancock County wreck

Sun Herald stock photo
Sun Herald stock photo

A 7-year-old child had to be flown to an Alabama hospital from the scene of a Saturday morning wreck on Interstate 10 in Hancock County, a Mississippi Highway Patrol official said.

Cpl. Chase Elkins said the driver of a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling eastbound on I-10 when he started using the shoulder to pass other vehicles.

When the driver turned to get back into traffic near mile-marker 2, Elkins said, he clipped a 2014 Toyota Tacoma, causing the driver of the Silverado to lose control of the truck.

The truck rolled into the median and hit pine trees, Elkins said.

A 7-year-old inside of the Silverado was taken to USA Medical Center by a Life Flight helicopter. Elkins said the child sustained moderate injuries in the wreck.

The driver of the Silverado was taken to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The driver of the Tacoma was not injured.

Eastbound lanes were blocked for almost two hours Saturday as crews worked to clear the scene of the accident, according to alerts from the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

A second wreck near near mile-marker 13 in the eastbound lane caused traffic delays for about an hour Saturday afternoon, according to MDOT.

Justin Mitchell: 228-604-0705, @JustinMitchell_