Traffic signals at busy US 72 and Alcorn Drive were knocked to the ground during a Tuesday morning wreck.

Three people including an infant were sent to the hospital following a two-vehicle wreck on Tuesday morning.

Police Lt. Lane Fowler told the Daily Corinthian the wreck happened around 10:45 a.m. at busy US 72, Alcorn Drive and Norman Road near Magnolia Regional Health Center. He said a Nissan Altima sedan pulled into the path of a Dodge truck pulling a trailer at the intersection. The force of the impact pushed the sedan into a nearby electrical pole knocking power lines and at least three traffic signals to the ground.

Transported by Magnolia EMS from the scene to nearby MRHC was the driver of the sedan and two other occupants including a nine-month-old child. Fowler said two of the three were released shortly after being checked out.

Because the traffic signals were out of commission, police officers remained at the scene to direct traffic for several hours following the wreck.

“Temporary stop signs were later placed at the intersection turning it into a four-way stop until the Mississippi Department of Transportation arrived to begin repair of the damaged traffic signals,” said Fowler.

Corinth Fire Department members also responded to the scene.

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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