Christopher “Chase” Fairchild, 18, of Philadelphia, remained in stable condition at a Jackson hospital Tuesday following a two-vehicle accident on Mississippi 19 south. Fairchild was seriously injured in the accident which occurred near House grocery at 5:27 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson Andy West said. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate Fairchild from the car. Above, the driver’s seat area.
Christopher “Chase” Fairchild, 18, of Philadelphia, remained in stable condition at a Jackson hospital Tuesday following a two-vehicle accident on Mississippi 19 south. Fairchild was seriously injured in the accident which occurred near House grocery at 5:27 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson Andy West said. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate Fairchild from the car. Above, the driver’s seat area.
A Philadelphia man remained in stable condition at a Jackson hospital Tuesday following a two-vehicle accident on Mississippi 19 south.

Christopher "Chase" Fairchild, 18, of Philadelphia was seriously injured in the accident which occurred near House grocery at 5:27 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson Andy West said.

West said Fairchild was driving a Toyota Camry north on Mississippi 19 when he crossed the line and struck the front left side of 2009 Dodge Ram being driven by Jonathan Cullan, 39, of Bailey.

After the collision, the wheel assembly from the Ram came off and struck a third vehicle, a Nissan Maxima being driven by Julie Stockton, 24.

Philadelphia Fire Chief Pierce Clark said rescue crews had to cut away the roof and both driver side doors of the Camry to remove Fairchild, who was pinned from the waist down.

After being extricated, Fairchild was taken to House Grocery and airlifted directly to the University Medical Center in Jackson where he remains in stable condition.

"No one in the other vehicles was injured," West said.

The cause of the accident has not been determined, he added.