2 injured in Tuesday I-55 crash

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Two men were injured in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Lincoln County.

At approximately 7:17 a.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 55 southbound, south of exit 38.

A 2001 Mack transport truck driven by Leedric Gardner, 23, of Brandon, was traveling south on I-55 when Gardner lost control of the vehicle and collided with a tree, according to MHP Troop M Cpl. Craig James. He received severe injuries from the crash and was airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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Gardner’s passenger, Evan Brannan, 31, of Florence, received minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven.

The crash remains under investigation by MHP.