UPDATE: Mother and child transported to hospital following Hwy 609 accident

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - All lanes of Highway 609 in Jackson County are back open following a two vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon around 3:45, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol Corporal Benjamin Seibert.

According to Seibert, a Dodge Ram was headed southbound on the left hand lane of Highway 609. And a Nissan Altima attempted to make a left turn onto Highway 609 northbound. That's when the two vehicles collided.

The mother and her two-week old baby were in the Dodge Ram and were transported to Ocean Springs hospital as a precaution.
All those involved in the accident were wearing seatbelts. No other injuries were reported.

Highway 609 south and northbound lanes were closed momentarily as authorities worked to clear the accident scene.

Seibert said the accident happened near the intersection of Big Ridge Road, which is the first redlight south of I-10.

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