Not as bad as it could have been: MHP works 16 wrecks in Lincoln County Monday-Tuesday

Published 11:05 am Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Troopers from Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop M in Brookhaven worked 16 wrecks along the highways and interstate in Lincoln County during the severe winter weather Monday and Tuesday.

On Monday night, troopers responded to three one-vehicle wrecks, all with no reported injuries. They were all on Interstate 55 — 7:12 p.m. at mile marker 42 in the northbound lanes; 7:24 p.m. at mile marker 41 in the northbound lanes; and at 11:22 p.m. at mile marker 28 in the southbound lanes.

On Tuesday, troopers worked 13 wrecks, all without any reported injuries.

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The first four all occurred on I-55, and all involved only one vehicle — 3:42 a.m. on the southbound side at mile marker 28; 5:57 a.m. north of Brookhaven exit 38; 7:04 a.m. in the southbound lanes at mile marker 37; and 7:06 a.m. on the northbound side at mile marker 35.

Four more wrecks took place on the interstate throughout the day. At 8:18 a.m. on the northbound side, one vehicle wrecked at mile marker 32. At 9:31 a.m., two vehicles crashed in the northbound lanes south of Bogue Chitto exit 30. The other two on I-55 were in the northbound lanes, involving only one vehicle each: at mile marker 31 at 11:02 a.m.; and at mile marker 44 at 11:26 a.m.

Troopers also responded to five wrecks on highways in the county. The first was at 7:45 a.m. on MS Hwy. 550 W at California Road, involving one vehicle. At 9:39 a.m., two vehicles wrecked on Hwy. 550 W at Macedonia Road. A third wreck occurred on Hwy. 550 W at Bouie Mill Road at 10:32 a.m., when a single vehicle crashed.

At 12:35 p.m. on MS Hwy. 583 S, a single vehicle wrecked south of Hwy. 84 E. A final one-vehicle wreck took place at 2:40 p.m. on US Hwy. 84 W in the eastbound lanes at the intersection of Jackson-Liberty Drive.

No wrecks were reported to or by MHP after this time on Tuesday.

Troop M Cpl. Craig James said while they were very busy, it was not as bad as it could have been, nor as it has been in the past.