One wreck injures mother and child, while another wreck leads to arrest

Published 6:50 pm Sunday, July 19, 2020

A Warren County man was cited for two traffic violations after he left the scene of a wreck on Halls Ferry Road Sunday afternoon.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said the wreck occurred about 3:50 p.m. Sunday when a northbound 2008 Lincoln SUV driven by Leigh Anne Lawson, 50, and a southbound 2005 Mustang driven by Justin Lee Weeks collided in the 4900 block of Halls Ferry Road.

According to Sheriff’s office reports, the Mustang driven by Weeks crossed into Lawson’s lane in a sharp curve. Lawson was examined at the scene by Vicksburg Fire Department paramedics but was not taken to the hospital.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

Weeks, according to the report, fled the scene on foot and was apprehended about an hour later by deputies. He was taken by ambulance to Merit Health River Region.

Pace said Weeks was cited for leaving the scene of an accident and arrested for not having insurance.

In an earlier wreck, a mother and her child were injured Sunday about 2 p.m. in a wreck involving a Honda Accord and a dump truck on U.S. 80 at Mount Alban Road.

Pace said the Honda was eastbound on U.S. 80 when the dump truck pulled onto the road from a construction site on the south side of the road, colliding with the car.

The woman and boy were taken by ambulance to hospitals in Jackson, Pace said. He said the Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the accident, which occurred on the state highway.

About John Surratt

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.

email author More by John