Drivers heading west on Interstate 20/59 Wednesday around 10:00 a.m. were delayed for about an hour because of a collision between two semi-trucks and a dump truck.
A chain-reaction was set off when a car swerved into the path of a semi-trailer at a construction sign.
Diesel fuel spilled as a result and had to be cleaned up. Traffic was backed up for several miles and finally cleared at 11:10 a.m.
"Pay attention to what's out ahead of you. We're having a lot of accidents now where people are not paying attention to what's out in the distance. It's fine to look up close and keep an eye there, but you need to see what's out there," said Officer Don Hopkins of the Meridian Police Department. "If you know what's there, you're not going to run into them."
A female passenger from one of the semi-trailers was taken to the hospital. All other injuries were minor.