I-10 reopens after vehicle fire, multiple crashes in Hancock County

The westbound lanes of I-10 in Hancock County are closed after a vehicle with ammunition in it caught fire Thursday morning. (Source: Jay Smith)
The westbound lanes of I-10 in Hancock County are closed after a vehicle with ammunition in it caught fire Thursday morning. (Source: Jay Smith)

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Traffic is moving again on Interstate 10 after a truck pulling a trailer full of ammunition caught fire early Thursday morning in Hancock County.

It happened at 6:30 a.m. near mile marker 16, just east of the Diamondhead exit. Authorities say they immediately shut down both westbound lanes as a safety precaution once they realized there was ammunition in the vehicle.

While those lanes were closed, there were two separate rear-end crashes, one of which involved a vehicle fire. Five vehicles were involved in that crash, with two people being taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The second rear-end crash involved two vehicles and did not have any injuries reported.

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