Inmate's leg severed as car hits truck where he's standing
SHANNON, Miss. - An inmate's leg was cut in half when he was standing behind a stopped garbage truck that was hit by a car.
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the 21-year-old inmate was wearing a bright orange jumpsuit and helping collect garbage Tuesday morning near the town of Shannon. He was standing behind the truck when a midsized passenger vehicle failed to stop.
Johnson says the crash severed the inmate's leg around his knee. His name was not immediately released.
An investigation continues, and Johnson says a blood test will show whether the 24-year-old car driver was impaired.
He says the car's computer will show the speed and whether the driver tried to stop.
No charges were immediately filed.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Schools welcoming back more students in the classroom during Phase 3
Hunters clean out their freezer to donate wild game to the Greater...
Community supports memorial blood drive held in honor of Denham Springs High...
Mayor Broome plans to use $2.5 Million of CARES Act money to...
La. adopting federal guidelines easing restrictions on nursing home visits
Coach O speaks with media, says 'most' of team has had coronavirus
LSU's Neil Farrell opting back in for 2020 season
LHSAA moves up start of high school football, teams cleared to start...
LSU AD Scott Woodwards talks Game Day for Tiger Stadium
Former LSU Tiger Tre White emotional over new NFL deal