Tanker catches fire near Hickory Flat

This truck caught fire on Interstate 22 near Hickory Flat.

Interstate 22 was partially closed near the Benton County-Union County line on Thursday because of an 18-wheeler carrying hydrogen peroxide caught fire.

Posted: Sep 12, 2019 12:44 PM
Updated: Sep 13, 2019 9:42 AM

HICKORY FLAT, Miss. (WTVA) — Interstate 22 was partially closed near the Benton County-Union County line on Thursday because of an 18-wheeler carrying hydrogen peroxide caught fire.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol said eastbound traffic was forced into one lane between Hickory Flat and Myrtle.

Meanwhile, troopers worked an accident on Highway 72 in Benton County northeast of Ashland because an 18-wheeler struck a backhoe.

According to the MHP, one person was flown to a hospital in Memphis.

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