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State Trooper involved in wreck

By Zack Steen


A Mississippi Highway Patrol State Trooper was involved in a two vehicle wreck in Tishomingo County on Tuesday afternoon.

The wreck happened on U.S. Highway 72 near Eastport Street in Burnsville around 5 p.m. when a driver pulled into the path of a trooper on routine patrol.

Twenty-year-old Savanna Sheppard of Booneville was airlifted from the wreck scene to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo with moderate injuries.

According to MHP Public Affairs Officer Jason Roe, Sheppard was heading south bound on Eastport Street in a Chevrolet Cavalier sedan when it appeared she pulled into the path of a Mississippi State Trooper who was traveling west bound on U.S. 72.

A passenger with Sheppard was transported by ambulance to Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth with minor injuries.

Although unnamed, the Trooper received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Roe said the wreck remains an active investigation with MHP.