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Trooper escapes injury after flipping vehicle

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.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2019 at 6:13 PM CST
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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.

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