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Inmate's leg severed as car hits truck where he's standing

Source: WTVA Source: WTVA
SHANNON, Miss (AP) -

An inmate's leg was cut in half when he was standing behind a stopped garbage truck that was hit by a car.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says that the 21-year-old inmate was wearing a bright orange jumpsuit and helping collect garbage Tuesday morning near the town of Shannon. He was standing behind the truck when a midsized passenger vehicle failed to stop.

Johnson says the crash severed the inmate's leg around his knee. His name was not immediately released.

An investigation continues, and Johnson says a blood test will show whether the 24-year-old car driver was impaired.

He says the car's computer will show the speed and whether the driver tried to stop.

No charges were immediately filed.

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