Two 'stable' after one-vehicle rollover
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 1:00 AM
Two men remain in stable condition after being airlifted Friday night to two separate hospitals following a major rollover and entrapment on county Road 608 in the Longino community, the authorities said.
Emergency personnel responded to the one-vehicle accident with entrapment at 8:20 p.m. Friday and discovered a blue Dodge truck overturned on its side several feet into a nearby wooded area. The truck was severely damaged, the authorities said.
It took responders over an hour to get the driver and passenger extricated from the wreckage, Sheriff Tommy Waddell said
Both the driver, Brewer McGee, 26, of 10180 Mississippi 21 south, and passenger Ryan Armstrong, 22, of Noxapater, were severely injured in the accident, he said.
"They lost control of the vehicle," the sheriff said. "The case is still under investigation."
A pair of helicopters landed at the Neshoba County Coliseum to take McGee to the University Medical Center in Jackson and Armstrong to Anderson Hospital in Meridian.
Sheriff Waddell said the men were both in stable condition.
McGee has been moved out of the intensive care unit and into a room at UMC and Armstrong remains in ICU but is improving, he said.
"I would like to thank Longino Volunteer Fire Department, the Philadelphia Fire Department, the Neshoba County Ambulance Service and AirCare for the outstanding job they performed," Waddell said