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Motorcycle vs. Car – Two Hurt

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Two people were injured in a motorcycle crash that involved a car at an intersection on Highway 184E and Highway 84E at noon Sunday.

Travis Batte and an unidentified female rider were taken to South Central Medical Center at approximately 12:30pm for medical treatment from injuries when the Honda goldwing motorcycle they were riding crashed with a Volkswagen Passat driven by 21-year old, Timothy Yarnell.

Authorities on the scene said the female sustained severe injuries to her left leg. She and Batte were stabilized by emergency staff at the scene and then lifted into the ambulances for transport. Yarnell was not hurt in the accident. Batte and the rider were wearing helmets at the time of the crash and were taken from the scene.

Motorcycle parts were strewn all along the side of Hwy. 184 East where the collision occurred but the motorcycle was started and driven off the roadway after Jones County Sheriff’s Office, Laurel Police Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol units had closed down the roadway. The left front bumper and quarter panel on the Passat received the brunt of the collision as well.

Preliminary reports from the scene by authorities stated the vehicle driven by Yarnell apparently veered into the path of Batte’s motorcycle as Yarnell turned onto Hwy. 184 East. Batte and his rider were attempting to turn onto Hwy. 84 East at the time of the accident.