Two people transported to UMMC following head-on collision
Two people were transported to University of Mississippi Medical Center Tuesday after a head-on collision on Culkin Road.
At around 4 p.m. Tuesday, a Ford F-150, driven by Steven Collins, 67, was headed eastbound on Culkin Road when, according to Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, the truck suffered a malfunction to the front left tire that forced it into oncoming traffic.
When the malfunction occurred, Collins’ truck struck a 2016 Corvette, driven by Patrick Belden of Vicksburg, head-on. As a result of the collision, Belden’s vehicle left the road and went down a steep ravine on the south side of Culkin Road.
Units from the Vicksburg Fire Department and the Culkin Fire Department responded and were forced to use a rescue basket to pull Belden up the hill. He was transported to Merit Health River Region and then transported by helicopter to UMMC.
Collins also was transported to Merit Health River Region for treatment. Later Tuesday, he was transported to UMMC by ambulance.
The condition of both Collins and Belden are unknown, but Pace did say that both received significant injuries in the accident.
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