Two remain at UMC after wreck on 61 South

Published 11:40 am Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Two of three women injured in a Sunday morning accident on U.S. 61 South at Yokena remain at University of Mississippi Medical Center where they are recovering from their injuries.

The whereabouts of the third woman, whose admittance to the hospital was not confirmed, were unknown.

Paige Moore was listed in good condition and Evie Hilderbrand was in fair condition, a UMC spokeswoman said. Information on Ashley Peacock, the third injured woman, remained unavailable. Moore and Hilderbrand both 21, are from Vicksburg. Peacock’s hometown was unknown.

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The women were injured when the 2008 Nissan Altima in which they were riding left the highway and overturned at about 7 a.m. Sunday in the median of the divided highway, one mile south of Jeff Davis Road, according to the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol. Moore, whom troopers said was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected. The other two women were wearing belts, the MHP said.