According to Tony Dunn, spokesman for the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol’s Troop D, the accident occurred Sunday morning around 3 a.m.
A man Dunn identified as Keith Abbott, 24, of Ackerman suffered injuries when his 1995 Nissan pickup truck overturned several times as he traveled east on U.S. 82.
According to Dunn, Abbott, who is originally from Livingston, La., traveled onto the right shoulder of the highway, and as he overcorrected, the vehicle traveled back to the left of the highway where it flipped several times, finally coming to a rest in the middle median.
Dunn said Abbott was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle as it overturned. Dunn said Abbott was airlifted by MedStat EMS from the scene to the University Medical Center with possible life-threatening injuries. Dunn said he was given an update on Abbott’s condition and learned he suffered a broken back and a concussion.
“Doctors were still watching and evaluating his status,” Dunn said.
A passenger in the vehicle, Kenswaylo Docher, 25, of Weir was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured in the accident.
The accident is still under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.