Redwood man dies after wreck on 61N|[12/5/05]

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 5, 2005

A Redwood man died Sunday, about 8 hours after his car rolled over and caught fire in a median Saturday night on U.S. 61 North near Redwood Road.

The man, identified as Robert Devoils, 30, 422 Calista Road, died of multiple internal injuries at 7:50 a.m. Sunday at University Medical Center in Jackson, Warren County Coroner John Thomason said.

Emergency units were dispatched to the Devoils scene at 11:29 p.m.

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&#8220He was alone in the car and there was no other person involved,” Thomason said, adding no autopsy will be done.

Toxicology results are pending, he said.

Warren County Sheriff’s Department controlled traffic at the scene for about two hours until a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper arrived to investigate, Sheriff Martin Pace said.

&#8220The vehicle seems to have flipped three to four times before it caught fire in the median,” Pace said.

Units with the Culkin Volunteer Fire Department and Northeast Warren County Fire Department had the flames put out in just under 30 minutes.

Devoils was the 15th person to die from vehicle accidents in Warren County this year.

His body was released to Jefferson Funeral Home Sunday, Thomason said. No funeral arrangements had been announced.

Separately, two teens remained hospitalized following a wreck on Warriors Trail in which a pickup hit a tree earlier Saturday.

Christopher Guzman, 17, 2255 Freetown Road, Lot 11, was airlifted to UMC about two hours after the first officers arrived on the scene at 9:16 p.m. Guzman was thrown from the bed of the truck.

He was listed in fair condition at University Medical Center in Jackson today.

Jack Fahlstrom, 14, 3606 Warriors Trail, riding in the truck bed, was listed in good condition at River Region, a hospital spokesman said.

Among others, Belinda Ellis, 16, 2255 Freetown Road, Lot 19, was riding in the cab of the truck, a blue Ford Ranger. Ellis was released from the hospital Sunday, a hospital spokesman said.

Brandon Webster, 16, 105 Katherine Drive, who was riding in the truck bed, was treated and released from River Region, a hospital spokesman said.

The driver, Gerald Brown, 42, 106 S. 6th St., Rolling Fork, was taken to River Region, but was not listed as a patient there as of this morning, a hospital spokesman said.

The pickup he was driving was eastbound on Warriors Trail when the driver failed to negotiate a curve, authorities said.

Brown reportedly left on foot and 45 minutes later an ambulance was called to 2505 Warriors Trail, Lot 20. He was reported taken to the hospital from that location.