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18-wheeler crashes, trapping driver

An 18-wheeler dump truck ran off the road and smashed into a tree, causing the driver to be trapped inside.

Posted: Jun 22, 2019 3:46 PM
Updated: Jun 24, 2019 9:19 AM

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - An 18-wheeler dump truck ran off the road and smashed into a tree causing the driver to be trapped inside on Saturday morning, according to Oktibbeha County Fire Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan.

It happened roughly around 7:30 a.m. on Highway 25.

A service truck was crossing Poor House Road when they collided.

The District Five Fire Department and the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department were able to arrive at the scene and release the driver.

The driver was sent to OCH Regional Medical Center for their injuries and are expected to be okay, according to Rosenhan.

The service truck was able to drive away from the accident.

It took four different wreckers from other counties to help clear the scene. The 18-wheeler was carrying dirt.

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