WEBSTER CO., Miss. – (PRESS RELEASE) A fatal accident occurred in Webster County this morning around 10:00AM on MS Hwy 15 North just north of US 82. A north bound white Nissan Maxima driven by 27 year old Thomas Cass Johnson collided with 2 south bound vehicles. The Maxima first side swiped a black Ford Pickup driven by 62 year old Terry Morgan of Maben, before hitting head on a gold Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by 61 year old William Nolden of Maben.
Mr. Johnson the driver of the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene by the Webster County Coroner. His passenger, 32 year old Jason Mann of Maben was airlifted to NMMC in Tupelo and is listed in critical condition.
Mr. Nolden,the driver of the Trailblazer, was transported to NMMC Eupora before being airlifted to NMMC Tupelo with serious injuries.
Mr. Morgan, the driver of the pickup was transported to NMMC Eupora and treated for moderate injuries.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the MHP.