At approximately 2:05 p.m., Attala Central Fire Dept, McCool Volunteers, EMS, Attala County Deputies, and MS Hwy Patrol were dispatched to a two-vehicle head-on involving an 18-wheeler on Hwy 12 East near McCool.
The 18-wheeler collided with an SUV that was reportedly in the middle of the road. The 18-wheeler was on fire when first responders arrived. Firefighters got the fire extinguished quickly. MDOT was called to assist with clearing the roadway of debris.
One person was transported by ambulance to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Another was transported by ambulance with critical injuries to be airlifted to Jackson.