Car accident in Starkville sends two people to hospital

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI)- Two people are rushed to the hospital following an early Friday morning accident in Starkville.

The East Oktibbeha Volunteer Fire Department, Oktibbeha Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, and Oktibbeha County Hospital responded to the crash shortly after 3:15 a.m.

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Chief Greg Ball told WCBI, the vehicle carrying two males, was traveling eastbound on Highway 82 from Clayton Village, when the accident happened.

The car left the roadway near Ruth Road, rolling over multiple times, before crashing into the Highland Plantation gate.

One male was ejected from the vehicle.

Responders had to use the Jaws of Life to pry the other passenger out.

Both victims were transported to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

We’re told the helicopter service was not available due to weather.

No word yet on their condition.

MHP is investigating the crash.

We will continue to update you as more details become available.

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