The driver of an SUV found herself lying in the middle of a cornfield following a Wednesday afternoon rollover in Alcorn County.
Officials on the scene confirmed the driver of a white Lincoln Navigator was ejected from her vehicle after it rolled several times off U.S. 45 just north of the Biggersville school campus and about four miles from Corinth city limits. The driver was northbound at the top of a large hill when she lost control of the vehicle and it left the roadway. The vehicle rolled before coming to rest several hundred feet from the edge of the highway in a cornfield.
The driver was taken from the scene via a Magnolia EMS ambulance to nearby Biggersville Fire & Rescue to await an air ambulance.
Alcorn County-based Air EVAC was on another call when the emergency happened. E-911 quickly dispatched an air ambulance from Selmer, Tenn.-based Hospital Wing. The chopper was able to use Biggerville’s helipad to land safely. The victim was bound for North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo with serious injuries.
Mississippi Highway Patrol was in charge of the scene, but at least five Alcorn County Sheriff’s deputy units responded including Sheriff Ben Caldwell. First responders and volunteer fire department units from the surrounding area also responded. Alcorn County Emergency Management Director Ricky Gibens was on the scene as well.
The wreck pushed traffic heading north on Highway 45 to one lane and slowed traffic for several hours.