October 26, 2022

Former Governor Haley Barbour airlifted after Yazoo County wreck

Therese Apel


Gov. Haley Barbour is currently hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. According to Mississippi Highway Patrol, he is awake and alert.


Authorities confirm that former Gov. Haley Barbour was involved in a one vehicle accident in Yazoo County this evening.

At this point, details are scarce, but Yazoo County Sheriff Jacob Sheriff confirmed that Gov. Barbour was driving his black BMW when he had an accident on Wolf Lake Road about a quarter of a mile from Hinds Grocery.

Sheriff said the Mississippi Highway Patrol is working the accident.

Currently, Barbour’s condition is not available.

We have reached out to officials with Highway Patrol and the Department of Public Safety to find out more.

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