Monday, February 27, 2017

Major Accident Closed I-20 Near Marshall

At least four people including the driver of an 18-wheeler are in the hospital after a major wreck on Interstate 20 in Harrison County on Monday.

According to the Department of Public Safety, sometime before 7a.m., a driver of an 18-wheeler for WLR drove off the road into a median near mile Marker 617, about a mile west of the U.S. Highway 59 exit on I-20.

The driver attempted to get back on the road causing the 18-wheeler to overturn and snarled up with eight other vehicles.

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According to Jean Dark with DPS, the semi-trailer was loaded with plywood which multiple passenger cars crashed while attempting to avoid the hazard.

Officials estimate that all westbound lanes of I-20 will be closed for several hours until the scene in cleared.

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Source: KLTV

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