Two-car wreck at 61, Warrenton injures two drivers|CRIME & ACCIDENT

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 9, 2008

From staff reports

A two-car accident Monday on U.S. 61 South sent a Clinton teen to the hospital and left a Vicksburg woman injured.

April Leigh, 18, 3333 West Northside Drive, was headed south on 61 at 12:27 p.m. when the Ford Explorer she was driving struck a silver Toyota Camry driven by Anita Saucier, 75, 4305 Shenandoah Road.

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Officers with the Vicksburg Police Department Traffic Division at the scene said it appeared the Camry was inching into the main thoroughfare to access Warrenton Road when the vehicles collided, flipping the Explorer onto its roof.

Saucier was treated by emergency personnel at the scene. Leigh was treated and released from River Region Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said.

Man says he was beaten, dodged gunshots on Price

A man who stumbled into a gas station and restaurant early this morning said he had been shot at and beaten hours earlier.

Vicksburg police said they took a report from the man, who was not identified, after he told workers in the 100 block of North Washington Street that he had spent hours in the woods after the attack 4 1/2 hours earlier.

Lt. Bobby Stewart said police had responded at 2:20 a.m. to the 1200 block of Price Street, blocks from North Washington, after shots were reportedly fired in the area.

Stewart said he did not know if the two reports were related, and he declined to give further details about the victim.

Video games hot in Vicksburg thefts

Yard equipment and video games were among the items reported stolen in Vicksburg Tuesday, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said:

• Two PlayStation 3 games valued at $500 each, a 32-inch Toshiba flat screen television valued at $3,300 and 11 PlayStation games valued at $50 each were reported stolen at 3:45 p.m. in the 1000 block of Meadow Street.

• A Craftsman lawn mower valued at $299, a Yard Man lawn mower valued at $138, a Kenowa generator valued at $850, a Homelite chain saw valued at $129, an Echo leaf blower valued at $179 and an Echo weed trimmer valued at $229 were reported stolen at 6:32 p.m. in the 100 block of Grey Oaks Drive.

• A Pioneer CD player was reported stolen from a 1992 Buick in the 1100 block of South Street at 2:26 this morning.