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Eastbound Interstate 22 reopens near New Albany after wreck

The driver of an 18-wheeler was taken to the hospital following an 18-wheeler crash in Union County.

Posted: May 20, 2019 9:16 AM
Updated: May 21, 2019 9:44 AM

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - The eastbound lanes of Interstate 22 have reopened between New Albany and Blue Springs after an 18-wheeler crash shut down those lanes of traffic.

The accident happened Monday around 8:30 a.m. one mile east of New Albany, and the interstate reopened sometime around 6 p.m.

An 18-wheeler wreck near New Albany sent the driver to the hospital.

The 18-wheeler crashed east of New Albany on Interstate 22.

Eastbound traffic on Interstate 22 is being diverted to Highway 178. | Map: Google

Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Jason Roe says the driver of the semi suffered minor injuries and was wearing a seatbelt. He was taken to a hospital.

The driver told state troopers he had passed out.

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