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Former Governor Haley Barbour ‘stable and alert’ after car wreck

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Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour is “stable and alert” after having to be airlifted to UMMC Wednesday afternoon.

Barbour, who recently turned 75, was involved in a one-vehicle crash around 5:30 p.m. on Wolf Lake Road in Yazoo County. According to law enforcement officials, Barbour said he was swerving to avoid a dog when he wrecked and flipped his black BMW SUV.

Barbour’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

This story will be updated when more details become available.

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