1 taken to hospital, 1 okay after 18-wheeler accident in Tupelo

An 18-wheeler overturned on Highway 45 in Tupelo Tuesday afternoon sending 1 person to the hospital and blocking traffic for southbound drivers.

Posted: Mar. 13, 2018 6:52 PM
Updated: Mar. 13, 2018 7:07 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - An 18-wheeler overturned on Highway 45 in Tupelo Tuesday afternoon sending one person to the hospital and blocking traffic for southbound drivers.

The accident happened around 5 p.m. just before the Front Street exit.

Police say there were two people in the big rig with one apparently okay.

There's no official word on the second person taken to North Mississippi Medical Center.

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