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Car ablaze after crash with 18-wheeler



Photo by Thomas Parker

At around 11:30 am, the Mississippi Highway Patrol dispatch notified Vicksburg-Warren E-911 of a motor vehicle crash on Interstate 20 westbound near the county line.

Initial reports indicated an 18-wheeler and a passenger car were involved and the car had erupted in flames.

Motorists assisted the three passengers of the car to safety before authorities arrived. The driver has since been transported to Merit Health for minor injuries. The driver of the 18-wheeler was uninjured.

Photo by Thomas Parker

Vicksburg-Warren E-911 dispatched Vicksburg EMS and Rescue and Warren County Fire Services to the scene. Bovina Fire Engine 402, Vicksburg Fire Medic 30, Rescue, and Warren County Fire Coordinator Jerry Briggs (CF-110) along with Culkin Captain Chuck Tate (CF-221) assisted with extinguishing the fire and directing traffic. Two Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers also responded to the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol under the direction of Trooper Kentija Tarleton (C-49).

At one point, traffic was backed up all the way to Edwards.  However, the scene has been cleared and traffic is moving normally as of 12:40 p.m.

Vicksburg Daily News was on the scene.

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