Wreck victim remains in ICU

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 1, 2010

VIDALIA — One vehicle stopping to pick someone up was the apparent cause to the two-car wreck that left one woman dead and three others injured Saturday afternoon, according to reports from the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

At approximately 1:35 p.m., Farren Proby, 19, of 116 Chamberling Road in Fayette, was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus south bound on U.S. 61, just South of the Jefferson County Line.

Proby stopped in the lane of traffic to pick up Margaret Green, 62, of Natchez, when a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe struck her from behind.

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The driver of the Tahoe, Leigh Thigpen, 36, of 212 Holly Drive in Natchez, was also traveling southbound at the time of the accident.

The Taurus was knocked off of the roadway and the Tahoe rolled over and came to a stop in the southbound lanes of traffic.

Adams County Coroner James Lee pronounced Proby dead at the scene from blunt trauma to the head and chest.

Proby was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Thigpen was transported to Natchez Community Hospital and sustained moderate injuries.

Thigpen was wearing her seat belt.

Proby had one other passenger, plus Green inside her vehicle when the crash occurred.

Ranisha Townsend, 19, of 69 Martin Luther King Road in Fayette, and Green were both transported to Natchez Regional Medical after the accident.

Townsend was treated for moderate injuries and was not wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident.

Green was treated for severe injuries and was then airlifted to University Medical Center in Jackson.

Green is currently in the intensive care unit at UMC.

Green was also not wearing a seat belt.

The accident is still under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol.