Richland firefighter injured in crash on Highway 49

Photo: MHP

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — Troopers responded to the scene of an accident on Highway 49 in Rankin County.

The crash near Collins Road involved a Richland firefighter, police said.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Eric Henry said a pickup truck heading south on 49 rear ended a garbage truck that had stopped to pick up trash.

The driver of the pickup truck, who was a Richland firefighter, had to be airlifted to the hospital. An ambulance took the driver of the garbage truck to the hospital as well.

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