Tractor Trailer Accident On Highway 3 & Highway 61
Mississippi Highway Patrol confirm that an accident this afternoon on Highway 3 and Highway 61 happened this afternoon around 1:30pm.
An 18 wheeler carrying sand was traveling north on Highway 3 from the US 61 on-ramp, when the 18 wheeler overturned spilling its load on to the roadway. Highway Patrol say that too much speed may have played a factor in why the truck overturned. The driver, Tony Williams, was transported to UMC with injuries.
MDOT was on the scene to clean up the spill, and the northbound lane of Highway 3 was closed down for about 30 minutes.
This is the 2nd accident reported today that has happened on Highway 3.