Copiah Co. 18-wheeler, SUV crash causes injuries

Published 8:40 am Thursday, October 8, 2015

At least one passenger was airlifted to UMMC in Jackson after an SUV collided with an 18-wheeler in Copiah County Thursday morning.

Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to an accident involving a Sanderson Farms 18-wheeler and a Nissan Armada on I-55 near mile marker 54 in Copiah County north of Wesson around 6:20 a.m.

According to MHP, both vehicles were traveling south when they collided with each other in the southbound lanes. The Nissan left the roadway and overturned.

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Inside the Nissan were three adults and two minors. All were transported to University of Mississippi Medical Center. A 6-year-old girl was airlifted to UMMC with head injuries. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured and the accident is under investigation at this time, said MHP’s Eric Henry.

 Updated at 2 p.m.