Harrison County

Truck flips in U-turn near Harrison Central after car rear-ends it, state trooper says.

A crash near Harrison Central High School injured a passenger in a pickup that flipped after a car rear-ended the truck, a state trooper said.

The pickup, a 2003 GMC Sonoma, was southbound on U.S. 49 and appeared to be making a U-turn when it was struck from behind by a 2011 Mazda 6 car about 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Chase Elkins said.

The truck crossed the median and rolled over, coming to rest on its side.

Three people were in the truck and a passenger, who was in a back seat, was the only one injured, Elkins said.

The driver of the car is an adult. Their names have not been released.

Officers at the scene believed those in the truck are Harrison Central students. Elkins could not confirm that and an administrator for the school did not immediately return a phone call for comment.

The left lane northbound just before School Road and a southbound lane were shut down for emergency response.

A rescue helicopter was called but was turned back when it was determined the passenger's injuries were minor. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment, Elkins said.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews