One driver injured in Hwy. 84 collision in Brookhaven

Published 10:42 pm Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A two-vehicle collision on Hwy. 84 Wednesday resulted in one driver going to the hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Dawanna Reynolds, 63, of Carson, was treated at King’s Daughters Medical Center for minor injuries, said Cpl. Brandon Fortenberry of the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Reynolds was driving a Ford E350 shuttle bus owned by Five County Child Development, however, she had no passengers on the vehicle at the time of the collision.

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The bus was headed westbound on Hwy. 84 shortly after 11 a.m. when it collided with the rear of a an SUV at the bottom of the southbound exit ramp from I-55. The SUV, a 2015 Dodge Journey, was driven by Sarah J. Autmon, 38, of Sidon.

Autmon, who was alone in the vehicle, was not injured in the crash, Fortenberry said.

Both women exited the vehicles safely. The front of the bus caught fire but did not consume the vehicle, he said.

Volunteer firefighters put out the blaze, he said.

The crash remains under investigation by MHP.