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Driver injured when truck overturns on North Washington

Traffic along North Washington Street was interrupted early Thursday afternoon after a log truck overturned at the intersection of Haining Road and North Washington.

The wreck occurred about 12:02 p.m. Vicksburg police officer Russell Dorsey said Ron Crawford of Canton, the driver told officers he was southbound on North Washington approaching Haining Road when a car pulled out in front of him. He swerved to avoid the car and overturned, losing his load.

Crawford was taken by ambulance to Merit Health River Region Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries.

Vicksburg Fire Department Battalion One Chief Tim Love and the fire department’s Engine 9, one ambulance and a rescue truck responded to the call.

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.

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