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Log truck, cars crash on I-20/59 & N. Frontage Road

Published: May. 13, 2022 at 12:14 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A log truck crashed off I-20/59 at the 22nd Avenue Exit in Meridian shortly before noon.

The wreckage also spilled over onto North Frontage Road. A sign post on the interstate was also knocked down. Chunks of the concrete median on the interstate were damaged. Other vehicles were also involved.

“Everybody starting slowing down. There was something ahead we couldn’t see that caused a slowdown,” Rachel Miller, who was involved in the accident, said. “We were probably going 45 or so. We heard really loud brakes. I looked in the rearview and saw a log truck I passed the mile before coming up really quick and hit the car behind us. To the best of my knowledge, that car hit me or the pole did.”

Our crew on the scene confirmed the driver was conscious and taken to the hospital. Another person may have also been injured. Drivers should avoid that area. Westbound traffic on the interstate and all traffic on that portion of North Frontage Road was blocked into the afternoon.

“I pulled up a little further because I didn’t know how many pile ups were going to be behind us. I waited a second to make sure everything was done. We unbuckled and got out to see if we could help get anybody out of the other vehicles,” Miller said.

Log truck crashes off I-20/59 in Meridian.
Log truck crashes off I-20/59 in Meridian.(WTOK)
Log truck crashes at I-20/59 22nd Avenue Exit in Meridian Friday.
Log truck crashes at I-20/59 22nd Avenue Exit in Meridian Friday.(WTOK)
Log truck crashes at I-20/59 22nd Avenue Exit in Meridian Friday. Traffic is backed up on the...
Log truck crashes at I-20/59 22nd Avenue Exit in Meridian Friday. Traffic is backed up on the interstate's eastbound lanes.(WTOK)
Log truck, other vehicles crashed on I-20/59 in Meridian Friday
Log truck, other vehicles crashed on I-20/59 in Meridian Friday(WTOK)

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