Wreck kills Natchez woman

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 17, 1999

A two-car accident on U.S. 84 five miles west of Roxie left a Natchez woman dead Tuesday evening.

Floy Stogner Buseck, 78, of Natchez, was killed around 6 p.m. in Franklin County, according to a Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman.

Trooper Terry White of the Mississippi Highway Patrol worked the accident and said a Ford Explorer in which the Busecks were riding was traveling east on U.S. 84 when a white pickup truck pulled off County Line Road into their path.

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&uot;Mr. Buseck stated that he was going about 60 miles per hour at the time and was unable to apply brakes,&uot; White said.

Floy Buseck was riding in the front passenger seat of the Explorer where the major impact of the accident occurred, he said.

Injuries in the accident ranged from minor lacerations to a punctured lung and a broken neck, White said.

Also injured in the accident were Robert Buseck, 41, Carol Buseck, 38, Sarah Buseck, 14, Justin Buseck, Linda Bradley, 53, and Mary Sturdivant, 14, all of Natchez.

Bradley was driving the pickup truck with Sturdivant as a passenger. Neither Bradley nor Sturdivant were wearing seatbelts, White said. The Busecks appeared to be wearing their seatbelts.

But White said Sturdivant was thrown from the truck.

Justin Buseck was treated and released from Natchez Community Hospital Tuesday night while Robert Buseck remained under observation at Natchez Community Hospital overnight and was discharged Wednesday afternoon.

Carol and Sarah Buseck were transferred Tuesday night to University Medical Center in Jackson. Sarah Buseck was later discharged while Carol Buseck was undergoing surgery Wednesday afternoon.

Bradley was transported to Natchez Regional Medical Center and transferred later Tuesday night to Central Mississippi Medical Center where she is listed in stable condition in the cardiovascular recovery unit of the hospital.

Mary Sturdivant was transferred immediately after the accident to University Medical Center in Jackson where she is listed in stable condition with a closed-head injury.

Funeral services for Floy Buseck are scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Natchez, with visitation at the church Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

&uot;If there were heroes in that accident, it was the motoring public,&uot; White said. &uot;Traffic was backed up on 84 for two miles, and people got out of their cars and pitched in.&uot;

People’s efforts included holding victims and pressing towels to wounds, White said.

No charges have been filed while the accident is still under investigation.