Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Investigation Continues into Fatal Accident on Brooksville Road on Tuesday

Law enforcement and emergency personnel responded to the scene of a two car accident on Brooksville Road at 7:38 pm on Tuesday. The head-on collision resulted in one fatality and one injury. A 2005 Nissan Altima driven by Drew Gordon, 29 collided with a 2011 Ford Taurus driven by Eddie B. Smith, 59.

Winston County Sheriff’s Officers, Betheden Volunteer Fire Department, Louisville Fire Department, Ms. Highway Patrol and EMT’s responded to the scene near the intersection of J. Foster Road and Brooksville Road. Both victims were transported to Winston Medical Center where Smith was pronounced dead after arrival. Gordon was admitted to WMC but was released early Wednesday morning.

The impact of the accident was severe and left debris scattered over a wide area. One vehicle’s engine block was found roughly 65 yards from the crash scene.

The Winston County Sheriff’s Office and the Mississippi Highway Patrol are continuing the investigation of the crash and more information will be provided when available.