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MISSISSIPPI GOVERNOR INJURED WHEN VEHICLE FLIPS AND ROLLS

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Gov. Kirk Fordice was critically injured after his sports utility vehicle veered off an interstate, flipped over several times as it rolled down an embankment and caught fire.

Fordice, 62, was in critical condition Wednesday with bruises to his heart, lung and liver. He also suffered fractured ribs, a collapsed left lung, a nearly severed left ear and cuts on his left shoulder in the Tuesday evening crash.