PIO NUMBER: 2019-19-10 CASE NUMBER: 54528
DATE OF INCIDENT: 10-19-2019
TIME OF INCIDENT: 7:17 P.M. (1917 Hours)
LOCATION: LEVEE COMISSARY NEAR CUTOFF, TUNICA, MS 38676
DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT:
At approximately 7:17 p.m. Saturday evening, October 19, 2019 the Tunica County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting an accident between a golf cart and a pickup truck near the Levee Commissary and Tunica Cutoff.
After receiving the call, the Sheriff's Office dispatched deputies and first responders from Pafford Ambulance Service and Tunica Volunteer Fire Department to the scene. Upon arrival, it was discovered three individuals that were passengers on the golf cart needed serious medical attention. One white male, driver of the pickup, was taken into custody from the scene for a DUI charge.
One juvenile golf cart passenger was air lifted by Pafford Air One to LeBonheur Children's Hospital, in Memphis, Tennessee for treatment for internal injuries. One male golf cart passenger was transported by air to Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. The third golf cart passenger was transported by ambulance to Baptist DeSoto in Southaven, Mississippi for treatment.
As of the morning of October 20, 2019, the Sheriff's Office was advised the juvenile remains in ICU at LeBonheur, one male remains hospitalized, and the third male was released from Baptist DeSoto.