84 fatal wreck

Michael Carter, 40, was ejected from this overturned Nissan after crashing off Highway 84 West Sunday night. (Photo by Jones County Fire Council)

A Jones County man who suffered life-threatening injuries in a one-car crash on Highway 84 West on Sunday night died Wednesday morning, officials confirmed.

Michael Carter, 40, was traveling west just before 9:15 when the Nissan he was driving left the highway in a curve near Maxey Road, flipped at least three times and landed almost 250 yards from where the wreck started, officials said. Carter was ejected from the vehicle.

There were no witnesses to the wreck and it was reported by a passerby. Volunteers from Calhoun, Pleasant Ridge and Soso responded, along with the Jones County Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy reportedly declared that Carter was dead, but medics quickly determined that he had a pulse. He was transported by EMServ Ambulance to South Central Regional Medical Center. Carter reportedly died while undergoing surgery at Forrest General Hospital Wednesday. The Mississippi Highway Patrol was investigating the crash.

— PIO Dana Bumgardner/Jones County Fire Council contributed


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