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18-wheeler overturns on I-20 W. and sends driver to hospital

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HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

An 18-wheeler overturned on I-20 W. Sunday night, causing injuries to the driver.

The 18-wheeler overturned around 8:40 p.m. Sunday night on I-20 W., at mile marker 23. 

The location of the accident is between Bolton and Edwards. 

Trooper Eric Henry, with MHP, said the wheel of the 18-wheeler went into the median causing the rig to overturned.

"Possibly the soft mud pulled the truck on into the median," Henry said.

Henry said the driver of the truck, Kevin Uhal, 56, was complaining of pain. Uhal was transported to UMC in Jackson. Uhal's injuries are not believed to be life threatening. 

Uhal is from Pensacola, Fla., and is a driver for Seminole Express. 

The truck was carrying paper.

At last check traffic was not being obstructed.

"Traffic could be affected once the 18-wheeler is being removed from the interstate," Henry said.

If you are traveling this area, please exercise caution.


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