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Assistant principal hospitalized after wreck

West Lincoln Assistant Principal Les Jordan and his daughterremain hospitalized following an accident Tuesday night that alsoseriously injured a teenage Summit girl.

Jordan and his daughter, Bent Hess, an executive of theSouthwest Mississippi Advocacy Group of McComb, were taken toSouthwest Regional Medical Center Tuesday after an accident onHighway 570 that involved a second vehicle, said MississippiHighway Patrol Trooper Albert Johnson.

Jordan was later transferred to the University of MississippiMedical Center in Jackson, where he remains in the intensive careunit with broken ribs, a broken leg and possibly other injuries,said West Lincoln Principal Jason Case.

“They’re unable to do surgery because they can’t get his heartstabilized,” Case said. “His leg is in real bad shape, and they’rewanting to do surgery on it.”

Hess was still in the care of Southwest Regional Medical Centerthis morning, Case said.

“We heard this morning she’s in a lot of pain,” he said.”They’re going to run more tests.”

Case said he was told Hess may have sustained some broken ribsor possibly a back injury.

“We would just like everyone to pray for them and their family,”he said.

Faith Miller, 16, of Summit, was also transported to SouthwestRegional before being transferred to UMC in serious condition,Johnson said. The trooper could not say what the extent of herinjuries may be but believed she suffered head trauma.

The crash occurred around 5:40 p.m., Johnson said, with Millertraveling west on Highway 570.

“She apparently ran off the right side of the road,overcompensated and struck the eastbound vehicle driven by Mr.Jordan,” Johnson said.

Miller was ejected from her vehicle. Jordan and Hess wereextricated from their vehicle by the Jaws of Life, the troopersaid.