Photo by Jesse Evans, Editor

A Lafayette County woman and her young daughter walked away with minor injuries after a rollover on Hempstead 57 Wednesday afternoon.

The wreck occurred at approximately 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 when the driver, Dusty Pennington, said she lost control of her Chevrolet Impala. She said she tried to regain control but couldn’t. The car left the east side of Hempstead 57 and skid sideways before catching and rolling, coming to rest on its wheels in the ditch perpendicular to the road.

The call was transferred to Hempstead County from Lafayette County but the connection was lost before an accurate location could be determined.  The wreck was thought to be on Hempstead 7 initially before Pennington was reached again and their location on Hempstead 57 was learned.

Deputies from the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office and an ambulance from Pafford EMS were dispatched to the wreck. Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with Pennington and her daughter who were out of the vehicle and appeared ok other than some relatively minor injuries.

Before the ambulance got on scene Pafford Manager Josie Carlton arrived and checked Penninton and her daughter. Deputy Marla Barnhill gave Pennington’s daughter a stuffed toy while they waited. The young girl didn’t seem fazed by the fact she had just been in a rollover and commented  that she “broke the car”.

Pennington and her daughter were checked by the paramedic from Pafford and were transported to Wadley Regional Medical Center in Hope.

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