Vicksburg woman found in ravine, survives wreck and the weather

Published 2:04 pm Monday, December 5, 2016

Early Monday, officials with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office sought the public’s help in finding Debbie Kackley, who had been reported missing Sunday by her family.

Monday before noon, thanks to the interests of a passing motorist, Kackley was found — alive.

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As of Monday afternoon, Kackley was in fair condition at UMMC in Jackson.

According to Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, Kackley was discovered still in her vehicle, nearly 200 feet down in a ravine off Fisher Ferry Road, where she had reportedly been all night after crashing Sunday evening.

“The initial investigation shows that she was traveling north on Fisher Ferry, headed towards town, when she failed to navigate a curve, left the road and then nose-dived into the ravine,” Pace said. “I don’t have the exact depth, but the car was between 175 feet and 200 feet down the ravine.”

Kackley, 59, was removed from the vehicle and then transported to Merit Health River Region Medical Center. She was later transported to UMMC in Jackson.

“At the time she was found, she was conscious, but she was not responding to questions,” Pace said.

Kackley was last seen at her home shortly after 5 p.m.  Sunday. The scene of the accident was about six miles from her home.

“It appears she was headed to town, but never made it,” Pace said. “It is a guess, but the accident could have happened around 5:30 p.m.”

He said it did not appear that any other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Kackley would have been exposed to the elements throughout the evening Sunday and into Monday, as heavy rains drenched Vicksburg Sunday evening through Monday afternoon.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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