Several Injured in Johnston Co. Accident

05-05-06 - Six people ended up in the hospital Friday afternoon after a wreck in Johnston County. The accident happened on Highway 78 near Willard Road, east of Tishomingo.

Troopers say the driver of a minivan topped a hill going too fast and swerved to miss a vehicle turning onto a county road. The van lost control and slid into a ditch, injuring six of the seven people inside. They were all transported to Johnston County Hospital.

A 16-year-old boy was the lone passenger who was not hurt in the accident. Troopers say everyone was wearing their seatbelts and the driver of the minivan will be cited for driving at an unsafe speed.