JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - All eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Gautier are now open after a fiery six car pile-up shut down the road for about five hours.
The accident Wednesday afternoon cost five people their lives, including a child. It happened about a mile and a half east of Highway 57 in the eastbound lanes.
According to Gautier Police, the six vehicles involved included three full sized pickup trucks, one of which was pulling a horse trailer; a minivan with the now deceased mother and her child; a sedan and an 18-wheeler. A horse inside the trailer also died.
Four of the surviving accident victims were taken to nearby hospitals. One adult and a child are in stable condition at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula. Another child and adult are in stable condition at Ocean Springs Hospital.
Tune into WLOX News at 10 to hear from horrified people who witnessed the tragic accident.