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Multiple injuries reported in morning accident

Five people were injured in a traffic accident in Calhoun County this morning.

Posted: Oct 26, 2017 8:10 PM
Updated: Oct 26, 2017 8:10 PM

PITTSBORO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Five people were injured in a traffic accident in Calhoun County this morning.

Sheriff Greg Pollan says the accident happened on County Road 259.

He says the wreck involved an extended cab pickup and a low-boy trailer hauling a bulldozer.

Pollan says a woman was driving the pickup on the highway with four children inside. 

He says the driver of the truck with the trailer began to back out into the roadway.

He says the woman was apparently blinding by the sun and didn't see the trailer in time to stop.

Three air ambulances responded to the scene to carry three people from the pickup to the hospital.

Two others in the pickup were transported by ambulance.

Pollan says while the injuries didn't appear to be life-threatening, he says the injuries did include broken bones.

More information is expected to be released later today.

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