I-10 wreck leaves 8 injured, 2 in critical condition

DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) - Officials in Diamondhead tell WLOX News a single car accident on Interstate 10 has left eight people injured, two critically.

Diamondhead Fire Department Captain Anthony Sciacca said emergency crews responded to the wreck near exit 16 in Hancock County shortly after 12 p.m. on Saturday. He said it appears a tire blow out caused a Ford Excursion, with eight people inside, to flip.

Sciacca said all eight passengers were injured, and two of them had to be air lifted to a regional trauma center.

The wreck had westbound traffic backed up for at least two hours.

WLOX News will update this story as more information becomes available.

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