Woman remains hospitalized after wreck

Published 4:44 pm Thursday, June 8, 2017

A Vicksburg woman was in critical but stable condition at University of Mississippi Medical Center after her car left Mississippi 465 in the Eagle Lake Community Wednesday afternoon.

Kelly Cooper was southbound in a Cadillac CTS when she lost control and struck a light pole, Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Eric Henry said. The wreck about 3:45 p.m. near the Eagle Lake Cotton Gin.

According to reports, the car went airborne after leaving the highway and landed in water along the side of the highway.

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Cooper was airlifted by helicopter from the scene to UMC.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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