A Sunday evening collision kept traffic slow-going for more than an hour along the southbound lanes of Highway 45 near West Point.
About 7:30 p.m., Mississippi Highway Patrol officers were dispatched to the area in response to a two-vehicle collision. According to Sgt. Criss Turnipseed, MHP public information officer, Roy Lee Robinson, 54, of West Point, was driving north on Hwy. 45 hauling a hay trailer in an older model, green Jeep Cherokee when he pulled through a turnaround location to head south in into the path of Elizabeth Pettit, 19, of Memphis, Tenn.
Pettit, who was driving south on Hwy. 45 in a 2010, silver Jeep Cherokee, struck Robinsonâ€™s trailer and vehicle.
â€śIt was one of those that looked much worse than what it was,â€ť Turnipseed said.
While traffic was backed up for cleanup, no injuries were reported, and neither driver was taken to the hospital.
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