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MHP provides update on Interstate 22 wrecks

A vehicle under an 18-wheeler as part of the multi-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon on Interstate 22 near Blue Springs (Courtesy)

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has released more information about Thursday afternoon's wrecks on Interstate 22.

Posted: Jul 12, 2019 2:38 PM

BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol has released more information about Thursday afternoon's wrecks on Interstate 22.

The wrecks happened near the Toyota manufacturing plant in Blue Springs.

Trooper spokesman Cpl. Jason Roe says Union County sheriff’s deputies were pulling over a smoking vehicle when a five-vehicle pileup happened.

In a domino effect, another pileup followed the first one. This second pileup involved six vehicles, including two 18-wheelers.

Roe says another vehicle tried to avoid the pileup and drove off the road into the interstate's median and collided with its cable barrier.

A fourth wreck followed on the Blue Springs bridge and involved an 18-wheeler and an SUV.

Fourteen vehicles were involved total, Roe says. Three people were transported to the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo with minor to moderate injuries.

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