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Ferriday woman in critical condition after accident

VIDALIA — A two-vehicle accident on U.S. 84 in Vidalia Friday night resulted in a Ferriday woman being airlifted to Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria where she was listed in critical condition.

Vidalia Police Chief Arthur Lewis said officers responded to the accident at 8:35 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Advocate Row and U.S. 84. in Vidalia.

A 2009 Dodge Avenger — driven by Sherry Bailey, 46, of Natchez — traveling eastbound toward Natchez on U.S. 84 veered into the oncoming westbound lane and hit a 2002 Cadillac DeVille — driven by Jolanda Grayson, 26, of Ferriday — Lewis said.

Evelyn Wilson, 76, of Ferriday, was the passenger of Bailey, who was apparently Wilson’s caregiver, Lewis said.

“(Wilson) sustained serious injuries and was airlifted in critical condition to Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria,” Lewis said. “Her situation as of (Saturday) has either stayed the same or improved, but has not worsened.”

Bailey was transported to Natchez Community Hospital and Grayson was transported to Natchez Regional Medical Center — both with non life-threatening injuries, Lewis said.

Officers are still investigating the accident, Lewis said, and toxicology results are pending, Lewis said.

“We’re still gathering some information and waiting for the results of the toxicology tests from the state crime lab,” he said.

Lewis said multiple local and state agencies — Louisiana State Police, Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office and Vidalia Fire Department — responded to the accident Friday and assisted with the initial investigation and directing traffic away from the accident.

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