Wreck shuts down I-10 in Harrison County - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Wreck shuts down I-10 in Harrison County

An accident Saturday morning on I-10 near the Menge Avenue exit in Hancock County caused major traffic delays after the eastbound lane had to be closed. (Photo source: WLOX) An accident Saturday morning on I-10 near the Menge Avenue exit in Hancock County caused major traffic delays after the eastbound lane had to be closed. (Photo source: WLOX)
The eastbound lane of I-10 was closed for hours Saturday morning after a crash in Harrison County. (Photo source: Mississippi Highway Patrol) The eastbound lane of I-10 was closed for hours Saturday morning after a crash in Harrison County. (Photo source: Mississippi Highway Patrol)
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A crash on I-10 Saturday morning shut down part of the interstate in Harrison County.

The accident happened around 9 a.m. in the eastbound lane near mile marker 27. The eastbound lane of I-10 is currently shut down between Menge Avenue and County Farm Road.

Officials say it was a two-vehicle crash with injuries. The lane remains closed as police work to clear the scene.

According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Jerick D. Peck, 21 of Baton Rouge, was traveling east bound in a white 2010 Ford F-350 when he apparently ran off the road, causing his vehicle to flip several times.

Peck had to be extricated from the vehicle and was taken to Garden Park Hospital in Gulfport with life-threatening injuries. He was later transported to USA Medical Center in Mobile.

Authorities say the crash is still under investigation. We will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.

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