18-wheeler crashes into Eupora factory; two injured

Two people were injured after an 18-wheeler crashed into a Eupora factory.

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 1:42 PM
Updated: Aug 23, 2018 7:43 PM

EUPORA, Miss. (WTVA) - Two people were injured after an 18-wheeler crashed into a Eupora factory.

Eupora police say this happened sometime near 10:30 a.m. Thursday at HPJ Industries.

The injuries are described as non-life-threatening.

“We heard a big explosion, we thought a piped bursted then our supervisors came and told us an 18 Wheeler came through the wall" said Ricco Collier.

Police say one injured person was a manager and the other was the truck’s co-driver

“Luckily nobody was standing in the way when the truck rolled through the door. One of the managers saw the truck rolling down the hill, ran after the truck and when he grabbed on to it, he fell and hurt his back," said Bradley Frost with Eupora police. 

The factory was momentarily shut down for safety precautions. 

Frost says two people were in the truck. He says one driver stepped out of the truck to speak with a manager when they arrived. He says the other driver was in the back of the truck asleep and ended up with a laceration to his arm.

It's unclear if this was a mechanical or operative failure. 

Both men were later released from medical care. 


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