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Child ejected, 4 others injured in Hancock County crash

A 6-year-old boy is recovering after being ejected from a vehicle during a crash Monday in Hancock County.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Chase Elkins said in a news release the single-vehicle crash happened on Highway 53 near Vbar Road.

Elkins said a 2001 Toyota Tundra driven by Randy Jordan, 18, of McComb was traveling south when the driver lost control of the truck.

The vehicle rolled over and the child, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle, Elkins said.

The child was flown to University Medical Center of New Orleans with “serious” injuries. On Tuesday, Elkins said the child was stable with “non-life-threatening injuries.”

The driver and three passengers were taken to Garden Park Hospital with minor injuries.

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