Man jumps off bridge, lands on Highway 26

WIGGINS, MS (WLOX) - Wiggins Police Chief Buddy Bell told WLOX a man from the Bond community, which is just outside Wiggins, jumped off the Highway 49 overpass and landed on Highway 26 friday morning.

39-year-old Douglas Max Smith, jumped from the Highway 49 overpass. Wiggins Police  Department started receiving calls around 6:20 Friday morning in regards to a white male on the road, jumping in front of cars.

When a squad car pulled up, police say the man jumped off the overpass, also known to locals as the 49/Azalea Street overpass.

Smith was first transported to Stone County Medical Center and then taken to Forest General Hospital.

Smith is in critical condition.