Two airlifted after Saturday morning wreck on Horseshoe Circle


Two people were airlifted to different hospitals Saturday morning after a two-vehicle collision just outside of the Starkville city limits on Horseshoe Circle in the Sunset subdivision. (Submitted photos)

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RYAN PHILLIPS
SDN EDITOR

Two people were airlifted to different hospitals following a two-vehicle collision just outside of the Starkville city limits on Saturday morning.

OCH Regional Medical Center EMS Director Michael Hunt confirmed to the Starkville Daily News that both of the people involved in the wreck were transported to the Starkville hospital, but airlifted immediately to receive treatment.

One was transported to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, while the other was airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Hunt said both were in critical condition, but could not comment further on the injuries or their identities.

County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said the Central Oktibbeha Fire Department was dispatched to the Sunset subdivision near 974 Horseshoe Circle at 10:02 a.m. Saturday morning to respond to the wreck.

Rosenhan said the two pickup trucks collided head-on with considerable force, causing extensive damage to both vehicles.

It is unclear at this time was caused the wreck.

While emergency crews did not have to use the jaws of life to extract either driver from their vehicles, Rosenhan said one of the drivers was trapped by the wreckage before those on scene were able to “snake him out” of the vehicle.

“There were no passengers and they transported both of them,” Rosenhan said of the wreck. “We called a second ambulance. It could have been much worse.”

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating the collision.

OCSO Investigator Lt. Brett Watson said investigators plan to follow up on the conditions of the two people involved and will speak to them once their conditions allow.

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