Cashier hit by truck finally going home


More than a month after being run down by a pickup truck, the family of Meta McCormack says she is finally leaving the hospital.

Relatives tell FOX10 news McCormack will be released from Forrest General in Hattiesburg sometime tomorrow. It will be her first time being at home since the incident Tuesday, January 14.

FOX10 News spoke exclusively with McCormack from her hospital bed.

She suffered a number of serious injuries including broken ribs, a fractured spine, and damaged lungs.

McCormack was working behind the counter at ‘The Junction’ convenience store in Leakesville, MS when a pickup truck came crashing through the building.

Surveillance video captured the horrifying moments.

Investigators said the driver of the pickup truck was questioned but not arrested. They are waiting on lab results for Joshua Ball, 19, of Leakesville.

Meanwhile, family and the community has wrapped their arms around McCormack, hosting fundraisers and events in her honor.

The next fundraiser will be an auction, raffle, bake sale and dinner on Saturday, April 12 in Leakesville. The event kicks off around noon at Leakesville Jr. High school on Main Street.

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