2 women killed in wreck in western Hinds

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 10, 2002

[06/010/02]Two women, one of them from Vicksburg and one from Hermanville in Claiborne County, were killed Sunday and four children with them were injured in a one-car wreck in western Hinds County.

Barbara Ann Jones, 20, 1525B Rosedown St., and Shellie Marie Polk, 24, 1021 Henderson Lane, Hermanville, died when Polk, traveling northwest on Duke Road between Vicksburg and Utica, lost control and hit a tree about 8 a.m., Hinds County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Pickett said.

The women were in the front seats of a 1998 Ford Escort and the four children, whose names were not available, were all riding in the back seat, Pickett said.

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The children were all taken to River Region Medical Center, hospital spokesman Diane Gawronski said, where they were treated and released.

Hinds County Sheriff’s Department radio-room operator and Utica Volunteer Fireman Anthony Denley was notified of the wreck at his house about a half-mile east of the wreck just after it happened, and he responded to the scene within about a minute, he said.

“I called for an ambulance before I got there,” he said.

He said the road was wet from rain the night before but it was not raining at the time of the wreck. The speed limit on the country road, which becomes Fisher Ferry Road at the Claiborne County border, is 40 miles per hour, Denley said.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart was not available this morning.