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Early morning accident leaves one in critical condition

HATTIESBURG, Miss - An early morning 18 wheeler accident happened on Interstate 59 at exit 62.

The accident damaged part of the bridge and traffic was reduced to one lane.

The truck driver hit a car which was stopped at the side of the Interstate.

There were three people in the car. Lieutenant Traxler says that one of them is in critical condition, and the other two are stable, but in serious condition.

Lt. Traxler says, "A northbound 18 wheeler struck a vehicle that was stopped on the shoulder road. The vehicle went into the bushes. The truck then hit the guard rail on the bridge, as well as the concrete bridge. The truck came off and went into the median off the highway where it came to rest between the two lanes and was jack knifed."

The driver of the trick and three people in the vehicle were all sent to Forrest General Hospital.

It is unknown why the vehicle was parked on the side of the Interstate early morning.

If you have any information why the car was stopped at the side of the Interstate or witnessed the accident please give the Hattiesburg Police Department a call at (601) 544-7900.




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