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Disoriented mother prompts search for child

By By Sheila Blackmon/The Meridian Star
July 25, 2001
Metro Ambulance workers and Meridian firefighters and police searched a sharp curve on Old Highway 80 near the Rock House Trading Post Tuesday, looking for a child reported missing in a one-vehicle accident.
The accident occurred at 11:41 a.m.
Lt. Wade Johnson of the Meridian Police Department said the driver, 21-year-old Christy Soulier, was injured when her Chevrolet truck left the road and overturned.
She was transported to Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center, where she was listed in stable condition. Johnson said Soulier is expected to be transported to the University Medical Center in Jackson for treatment of a spinal injury.
Soulier's 3-year-old son was also injured, and was being treated at Jeff Anderson late Tuesday afternoon. Johnson said the toddler was reported to be in good condition.
The search for a second child began when the injured mother told emergency personnel another child was in the truck at the time of the accident. The child was apparently at his grandfather's house and was not, in fact, involved in the accident.
Johnson said the accident is under investigation.
Sheila Blackmon is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. Call her at 693-1551, ext. 3275, or e-mail her at sblackmon@