JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - This evening just before 8:00 p.m., Mississippi Highway Patrol was advised of a vehicle crash on US 61 in Claiborne County, just south of Port Gibson.
Preliminary reports indicate that a 2006 GMC Envoy, traveling northbound, left the roadway, struck the embankment and overturned.
The driver of the vehicle, who has been identified as 81-year-old John Wilson of Monroe, Louisiana, stated that he had blacked out and lost control of the vehicle.
He had to be assisted from his vehicle due injuries, and was transported to the Claiborne County Hospital where he could be airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
The severity of his injuries are unknown at the time.