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Two injured in highway collision

December 29, 2012

The pounding rain that poured all day Friday over Clay County made for hazardous traveling conditions and may have contributed to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 45 Alternate South that resulted in injuries.
The accident happened around 12:00 p.m. in front of the Mossy Oak Outlet and involved a 2004 red Kia Rio occupied by four people and a 2003 tan Honda Acura occupied by two people. According to the West Point Police Department, the Rio was traveling south on 45 and the Acura was making a left turn out of the Mossy Oak Outlet when the two vehicles collided.
Driving the Acura was Truett Ricks, who was transported by ambulance to the Clay County Medical Center and later transported to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. The West Point Fire Department was called to the scene and used rescue tools to remove the driver side door so that paramedics could get to the injured driver.
Driving the Rio was Miranda Pennington who was not taken to the hospital, but a female passenger of the Rio was transported to the Clay County Medical Center. At press time Friday the conditions of the two victims could not be determined.
The accident is still under investigation by the WPPD.

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