2 of 5 kids in bed thrown as truck hits tree

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 22, 2009

Two of five children riding in the bed of a pickup were thrown from the vehicle after it hit a tree on Warriors Trail Friday night, and all of the children and the driver were taken to the hospital, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said Saturday.

Four of the children, as well as driver, Anita Adams, 31, 173 Deer Ridge Road, were treated and released from River Region Medical Center, said Diane Gawronski, director of public relations.

Michael Carson, 8, 114 Abraham Drive, who was not one of the children thrown from the truck, was transferred from River Region, Gawronski said, but his condition was not available because the receiving hospital was not identified.

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Quin-Darius Driver, 13, and Ariell Connor, 7, both 173 Deer Ridge Road, were treated and released, as were D-Juan Coleman, 13, 114 Abraham Drive, and Jessica Bell, 9, 124 Abraham Drive.

The two 13-year-olds were ejected, Pace said.

Adams was eastbound in a 1997 Chevrolet Silverado near Mount Alban Road at about 6:19 when her truck left the road and hit a tree, Pace said.

No citations had been issued, but Pace said the investigation is ongoing. He noted neither speed nor alcohol were believed to have contributed to the wreck.

City man jailled in store break-in

A Vicksburg man was arrested Saturday morning shortly after a break-in at a clothing store and was being held for the Mississippi Department of Corrections, said Sgt. Larry Holloway of the Vicksburg Police Department.

Pinkston Cordell Patterson, 26, 414 Linda St., was arrested around 7 a.m after police responded to a burglary call at Real Deal Creations, 1006 Locust St.

“He got in, but he didn’t get anything and he got caught,” said Holloway, who said Patterson was on probation for a conviction on which Holloway said he had no details.

Patterson was being held without bond in the Issaquena Jail Saturday evening.