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Two 18-wheelers collide on I-22

Two trucks are involved in an accident along Interstate 22 in Tupelo.

Posted: Jun. 18, 2018 10:59 PM
Updated: Jun. 19, 2018 9:54 AM

Update 06/19/18 - This scene has been cleared.

TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) - Two 18-wheelers collided on Interstate 22 near the Veterans Boulevard exit in Tupelo.

It happened Monday around 8:30 p.m. just east of Veterans Boulevard in the westbound lane.

City spokesperson Leesha Faulkner says one of the drivers of a federal postal truck was ejected and sustained serious injuries. 

The westbound lane of I-22 is blocked off and we're told will be closed indefinitely.

Faulkner says they have to wait until federal inspectors arrive at the scene to regroup and inspect the mail.

According to the city, the driver was found about 50 yards east of where the trucks crashed and found face down.

We're told he was taken to the hospital by paramedics and listed in stable condition.

UPDATE: Georgia man dies following collision 

The other driver was taken for observation.

Traffic is being diverted at Auburn Road.

Tupelo fire and police responded to the scene. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

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