Six Seriously Injured in Hopkins County Rollover Crash

The sheriff's office said the crash occurred after the driver of a pickup truck was causing his truck to 'fishtail in the gravel' when he lost control, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and crash into a field.

Posted: Oct 8, 2020 1:20 PM
Updated: Oct 8, 2020 1:38 PM

According to the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, six people were seriously injured after a single-vehicle accident on Wednesday evening.

Members of the sheriff's office responded to a single-vehicle accident on Higbanks Ferry Road near the Webster County Line on Wednesday around 5:30 p.m.

According to HCSO, 19-year-old James Tyler Harris was driving a pickup truck east on Highbanks Ferry Road, and said that he was causing his truck to "fishtail in the gravel" when he lost control of the vehicle, sending it off of the roadway and crashing into a field.

The vehicle rolled at least three times before coming to a final rest upside down, according to the sheriff's office.

HCSO says that 30-year-old Oscar Hardin and 18-year-old Alexis Eagan were two of the passengers in the truck at the time of the crash, among three other passengers, all of whom were juveniles.

Eagan was flown by PHI Air Medical to a trauma center for potentially life-threatening injuries, according to HCSO. One of the juveniles was also flown to a trauma center for serious injuries.

HCSO said that the other four occupants were taken to nearby medical facilities for treatment of serious injuries.

In addition to HCSO, Hanson Volunteer Fire, Med Center Ambulance Service, McLean County EMS and other McLean County Emergency Responders also assisted at the scene.

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