Family trapped in overturned van - - Jackson, MS

Family trapped in overturned van

One block from the flood waters in downtown Vicksburg, a family's van crashed trapping everyone inside the vehicle.

Vicksburg police Sgt. Penny Branch said 32 year old Arthur Brown was traveling west on Clay Street when the brakes failed on the 1993 GMC van.

Shortly before two o'clock Saturday afternoon it gained speed down the steep hill.

Investigators said as Brown made a sharp turn at Mulberry Street, the van overturned.

Brown, 25 year old Tyiesha McGowan, 63 year old Arthur Fuller and a four year old boy and three year old girl had to be rescued by firefighters.

All except McGowan were treated and released from a local hospital.

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