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Man injured as truck overturns on Hwy. 72
by Zack Steen
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A two vehicle wreck ended with one vehicle overturned in a large ditch on U.S. 72 Monday afternoon. / Staff photo by Zack Steen
A two vehicle wreck ended with one vehicle overturned in a large ditch on U.S. 72 Monday afternoon. / Staff photo by Zack Steen
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A two vehicle, rollover wreck on busy U.S. 72 Monday afternoon sent one person to the hospital.

The wreck happened shortly after 1 p.m. when, according to Corinth Police Lt. Landon Tucker, the driver of a Nissan Frontier left the parking lot of JT’s Falafel & Kababs pulling into the path of a Ford Ranger in the east bound lane of U.S. 72.

The impact forced the Ranger, driven by Corinth resident Buford Hopper, into a large ditch between the highway and the Mediterranean restaurant. The Ranger became airborne and rolled into the ditch. The vehicle landed on the roof.

It took officials more than 20 minutes to extract Hopper from the vehicle. He was transported to Magnolia Regional Health Center with moderate injuries.

“It was a rough looking ride and impact for the driver of the Ranger,” Tucker told the Daily Corinthian.

The driver of the Nissan was Ripley resident Joann M. Leighton. She escaped without injury.

In addition to police, Corinth Fire Department, Magnolia EMS and first responders assisted at the wreck scene and with traffic control.
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