Steven Nick, 62, an attorney from Greenville, was transported by Pafford EMS to a secure landing zone before being airlifted directly to University Medical Center in Jackson with serious head trauma.
According to Sgt. Ben Williams, spokesperson for Troop D of the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Nick heading north on U.S. 61 and was attempting to make a left turn on to Miss. Highway 446 in Boyle.
"It appears that Nick turned into the path of another vehicle that was traveling south on U.S. Highway 61," said Williams.
Charles Rogers, 47, of Cleveland was the driver of the other vehicle, a black Jeep Limited.
"Rogers suffered only minor injuries and was taken to Bolivar Medical Center as a precautionary measure," Williams said.
"While Nick was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident, the force of the collision threw him into the passenger side window and that is what likely caused the head trauma," continued Williams. "It is likely that without his seatbelt, he wouldn't have survived the collision."
According to Williams, speeding was not a factor in the accident.
"Our initial investigation is that Nick didn't see the vehicle in the south bound lane or he did see it and thought that he had time to make it across," added Williams. "This is always a dangerous situation and we urge drivers across the state to take caution. When in doubt just wait."
The crash took place at approximately 9 a.m.
According to Williams, Nick has been listed as being in stable but serious condition.