Bridge accident likely two unrelated incidents

Published 2:19 pm Tuesday, May 20, 2008

VIDALIA — The five-car, two-fatality accident on the Mississippi River bridge Sunday was likely two separate accidents, Vidalia Police said Tuesday.

The first accident was a single-car accident, and was alcohol related.

In the single-vehicle accident, a Ford Mustang slammed into the side of the bridge.

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Police were apparently already on their way to respond to that accident when the second accident occurred, Vidalia Lt. Delayne Bush said.

The second accident likely began before the vehicles reached the scene of the second accident, but ended further down the bridge, Bush said.

The matter is still under investigation.