2 children injured in fiery wreck


RIDGELAND — Two children remained in intensive care after a fiery two-car rollover accident Sunday evening on County Line Road.

The wreck occurred around 5:30 p.m. Sunday at County Line Road and U.S. 51. near the railroad, but Ridgeland Police are withholding some details.

Patrol Division Commander Lt. Tony Willridge said the wreck involved an SUV and four-door sedan.

The occupant of the sedan, a mother and her two children, were transported to the hospital as was the lone occupant of the SUV.

A witness said before police arrived a vehicle was upside down and on fire in the grass near the old Logan's Roadhouse.

Police were still on the scene almost two hours later, the witness said.

“There were multiple injuries which required transport to local hospitals,” Willridge said.

“The roadways were blocked for a short period of time as medical and towing services cleared the injured and vehicles from the scene.”

Willridge said the two adults were treated and released earlier this week.

He said the two children remain in the hospital in intensive care. Willridge said they are not releasing any names at this time as the wreck remains under investigation.

The sedan caught fire due to fuel leaking from its gas tank but Willridge said all the occupants escaped before the vehicle caught fire and that none of the victims suffered burns

He said the cause of the wreck has not yet been determined as the case remains under investigation.

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