Accident slows I-10 traffic near LA state line

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - East bound traffic on I-10 near the Louisiana state line was backed up around noon Friday after an 18 wheeler hit a car. Three people in the car were injured and one was air lifted from the scene.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol said the car was headed east on I-10 when it began experiencing car trouble. It was going about 35mph in the right lane, when an approaching 18 wheeler plowed into the back of the car. Officers said the driver of the truck didn't realize how slow the car was moving.

The accident happened near mile marker six. Traffic was down to one lane as crews cleared the wreckage.

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