A fiery single motor vehicle accident west of New Albany about 5 p.m. Friday, Oct.7, sent one victim to a hospital.
The accident, involving a small passenger van, occurred on Highway 30, a short distance west of Union County Road 64.
The vehicle caught fire and was completely consumed.
However, contrary to some preliminary reports, the victim was not trapped in the vehicle.
The victim was out of the van and was assessed by a Union County EMR crew. The victim was sent by a surface ambulance to Baptist Hospital in Oxford for treatment.
Fire crews extinguished the fire in the vehicle and a grass fire that ignited around it.
Firemen and EMTs from the West Union Fire Department and the New Albany Fire Department Rescue One unit responded to the accident.Baptist hospital oxford, Highway 30, New Albany Fire Department (NAFD), New Albany MS, Northeast Mississippi news, Union County MS, West Union Fire Dept., wreck