One dead, one injured in I-20 accident involving motorcycle

(Photo Source: MS Department of Transportation)
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HICKORY, Miss. (WTOK) - One person has died, and one person was injured in an accident involving a motorcyle on Interstate 20 in Newton County.

Sgt. Andy West with the Mississippi Highway Patrol said the collision happened at 1:17 p.m. Friday at mile marker 118 near the Hickory exit in the westbound lane.

MHP said one person was airlifted to University Medical Center in Jackson. Names of the victims were not immediately released.

Westbound traffic was backed up for several miles as crews cleared the scene. As of 2:30 p.m., it was backed up past the Chunky exit.