SUMRALL, MS (WDAM) _ A Mississippi State trooper avoided major injury Saturday morning when his patrol car hydroplaned off Mississippi 42 just east of Sumrall.
Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson Travis Luck said the one-vehicle accident occurred about 10:30 a.m. during the severe weather that roared through the Pine Belt.
Luck said the trooper was “OK,” though he would be taken to a local hospital as a precaution.
“The trooper was responding to a call, heading east on 42, and due to the inclement weather, his vehicle hydroplaned and rolled over a couple of times,” Luck said.
The car wound up in front of Day Star Baptist Church, about 100 yards east of a sign marking the Sumrall city limits. The scene took about an hour to clear, with traffic being reduced to one lane at times.