Vehicle parks in Jack’s dining room

Published 2:34 pm Friday, April 6, 2012

A two vehicle accident ended with one of the vehicles coming to rest in the dining room of Jack’s Fish House on U.S. Highway 11 at the turnoff to Pearl River Central Elementary School.

Emergency responders were called out to the local seafood establishment just after lunch time on Thursday to find a Chevrolet Suburban had left the road and not only hit the restaurant, but had crashed through two walls and ended up in the dining room.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Roy Jacobsen, who was working the scene, said that what his investigation had learned up to that point was that the accident occurred as the Suburban, driven by 61-year-old Freddie Faye of Poplarville, was south bound on U.S. Hwy. 11 when a Ford pickup truck driven by a 16-year-old male juvenile, whose name was not released because of his age, failed to yield the right of way. Jacobsen said the driver of the Ford was coming off of Ben Gill Road onto the highway, but did not yield the right of way to the Suburban.

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The Suburban struck the front fender on the driver’s side of the Ford, spinning it around on the roadway. After striking the Ford, the Suburban was forced off the highway and smashed into the restaurant. Jacobsen said none of the drivers, or their passengers, were injured in the accident. Jack’s Fish House was closed at the time of the accident.