Harrison County

Overturned 18-wheeler causing traffic delays on I-10

An 18-wheeler and a car were westbound when they were involved in an accident. The 18-wheeler was hauling rolls of aluminum. It rolled onto its side and the trailer broke open, spilling the rolled aluminum onto the ground.
An 18-wheeler and a car were westbound when they were involved in an accident. The 18-wheeler was hauling rolls of aluminum. It rolled onto its side and the trailer broke open, spilling the rolled aluminum onto the ground.

A two-vehicle wreck involving an 18-wheeler has caused injuries and traffic delays on Interstate 10 near the Menge Avenue exit.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the wreck at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. Spokesman Chase Elkins said injuries have been reported, though he had no information on the extent of those injuries.

Elkins said the wreck occurred when an SUV hit an 18-wheeler in the westbound lane. The collision resulted in both the 18-wheeler and the SUV overturning on the shoulder of I-10, he said.

The 18-wheeler was carrying rolls of aluminum. It rolled onto its side, spilling some of its load.

One lane was closed until crews cleared the wreckage, Elkins said. The closed lane and the accident had traffic backed up for miles.

The Sun Herald will update this story. as more information is available.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol was investigating the cause of the accident.

Wesley Muller: 228-896-2322, @WesleySMuller

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