According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Tony Dunn, "Around 9 a.m. Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper John Lantern, who is assigned to Bolivar County, was in route to a two vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 61 when he was involved in an accident.
"Trooper Lantern's patrol vehicle left U.S. Highway 61 near Guaranty Bank and collided with a utility pole. Trooper Lantern sustained minor injuries in accident."
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations Accident Investigation Division is investigating the accident.
Bolivar County Deputies assisted with the two-vehicle accident that Lantern had been dispatched to.
As of presstime there was no report on the accident at Mom’s Truck Stop.