A Nissan left the roadway in Warren County and struck a tree, erupting into flames and trapping the two occupants inside.
The accident occurred around 6 p.m. Wednesday in the 5200 block of Warriors Trail near Bovina.
Vicksburg and Warren County firefighters along with multiple Warren County sheriff’s personnel worked in tandem to extinguish the flames and rescue the passengers from the wreckage. According to Sheriff Martin Pace, rescuers worked over an hour to free the victims from the mangled vehicle.
Both passengers suffered serious injuries and were transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for treatment. Due to the severity of the injuries, a helicopter was dispatched to airlift one of the victims, and the flight crew was brought from the landing zone at Clear Creek Golf Course to the scene to render immediate aid. The second passenger was transported via a Vicksburg fire medic unit.
A dog was also in the vehicle and was taken by Sheriff Pace to Animal Medical Clinic for treatment by Dr. Krapac.
Warren County Deputy Robert Jackson is investigating the accident on behalf of the Sheriff’s office.