Clay deputy recovering after Thursday night wreck


A Clay County Sheriff’s deputy is recovering after a wreck Thursday night likely caused by wet roads as the deputy attempted to join an active pursuit.

Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said the wreck happened a little after 10:30 p.m. Thursday night, as the deputy was trying to get to Highway 45 Alternate to help with a high-speed chase coming from Lee County into Clay.

The wreck occurred near Harmon Lake Road on Highway 50 West.

“He hydroplaned, spun and snapped a light pole at the top and totally destroyed the car,” Scott said. “He was transported to (North Mississippi Medical Center - West Point) and was released.”

Scott said the deputy suffered only minor injuries, including bruising to the head and neck soreness, but is expected to make a full and quick recovery.

“You hate getting a call like that, that late,” Scott said. “I’m just glad he’s alright.”

No other injuries were reported in the wreck and no other vehicles were involved.