6 people sent to the hospital after a head on collision on the Natchez Trace

HINDS CO, Miss. (WJTV) – Six people were injured in a head on collision on the Natchez Trace Parkway Sunday.

Hinds County Sheriff’s deputies, Clinton Fire department and several other emergency officials worked the scene for several hours Sunday afternoon. It happened on the Natchez Trace around mile marker 72.

Officials say a family of 5 was traveling back from a camping trip when a white SUV tried to pass another car and hit the family head on.

“All of a sudden the white SUV pulling the boat went over into the other lane and it was just a head on collision, and the person with the camper couldn’t move because they were on the bridge, and then they just swerved and went down into the woods,” witness, Susannah Stewart, said.

Five people were transported to the hospital by an ambulance, while a helicopter was used to rescue a woman pinned in one of the cars.

The entrance to Natchez Trace from 49 North was temporarily blocked.

The conditions of the victims is unknown at this time.

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