Byhalia man dies in accident at Warsaw
A Marshall County man was killed Thursday night in a single vehicle accident at Warsaw.
James Roy Blair, 55, 790 Rebecca Drive, Byhalia, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to coroner James Richard Anderson. He said Blair’s 2000 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck left the road on Highway 309 South in a curve and ran into the creek. The victim was trapped in the vehicle and died from multiple trauma, Anderson said.
The 911 call was received at 9:30 p.m. on July 15.
Another traffic accident in Marshall County Sunday afternoon luckily resulted in only minor injuries, according to Holly Springs Fire Chief Kenny Holbrook.
A 2007 Honda Civic, traveling westbound on Highway 78, apparently crossed the median and collided with an eastbound 18-wheeler, according to the fire department’s report. It happened between the Holly Springs and West Holly Springs exits, just west of the Chulahoma Street bridge.
“There was a lot of damage but only minor injuries,” Holbrook said.
He said the driver of the car was transported to the hospital via ambulance.
Traffic was detoured for about an hour until the eastbound lane of Highway 78 could be cleared.
Assisting were the fire department, the Holly Springs Police Department, the Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.
“We turned traffic onto Highway 178 at the West Holly Springs exit and sent them through town and then back onto 78 on the south side,” Holbrook said. “It was bumper-to-bumper for about an hour.”
The accident was phoned in at 4:43 p.m. Rescue personnel left the scene at 6:43 p.m.
The 18-wheeler was hauling frozen foods. It landed on its side and all the cargo remained inside the trailer.
A small grass fire was also started beside the highway as a result of the accident.
Byhalia police go to accidents, other calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 27 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 10; motor vehicle accidents, 3; disturbances, 1; domestic calls, 1; medical assistance, 7; fires, 1; and miscellaneous calls, 4.
Byhalia police officers made three arrests during the past week.
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