St. Al staffer injured in morning wreck; trucker held

Published 11:29 am Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A staff member and former chief administrator at Vicksburg Catholic School was injured this morning when her car was hit by an empty logging truck that witnesses said ran a red light at Clay Street and Mission 66.

Jennifer Henry, no age available, 132 Robinhood Road, was taken to River Region Medical Center. Her condition was being evaluated in the emergency room at mid-morning.

Henry, who was alone in her Mercury Milan, was turning west onto Clay Street from Mission 66 at 7:25 a.m. when her car was struck by the truck, driven by Ricky Cecil Goss, 55, 1721 Madden Road, Carthage, said Officer Jonathan Tillman.

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Tillman said witnesses reported that the truck, eastbound on Clay, went through a red light.

Goss, who was not injured, was charged with driving under the influence, first offense, and cited for failure to stop at the red light, Tillman said.

He was taken to the Vicksburg Police Department headquarters, where he was in a holding cell at mid-morning.

Traffic was routed around the wreckage for about half an hour.

Henry headed Vicksburg Catholic School from 2005 to 2010, when she stepped down to take a staff position at St. Aloysius.