MHP: No injuries to Co-Lin Wolfpack in minor bus accident on I-55

Published 12:12 pm Thursday, September 6, 2018

No injuries were reported Thursday when a bus carrying members of the Copiah-Lincoln Community College football team collided with a 18-wheeler as they were both merging into the same lane on I-55.

Cpl. Kervin Stewart with the Mississippi Highway Patrol said the crash happened about 10:30 a.m. around the 61 mile marker near the Hazlehurst exit. It occurred in a construction zone as vehicles were merging into one lane.

The vehicles received minor damage, Stewart said.

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After the crash, the team continued its trip to Booneville to play Northeast Mississippi Community College Thursday night, said Natalie Davis, director of public information and sports information for Co-Lin.

“We are so very thankful that no one was injured and the damage to the vehicles was minimal,” said Co-Lin President Dr. Jane Hulon. “Our main priority is student safety.”