Traffic blocked after wreck on I-10 in Jackson County

Traffic blocked after wreck on I-10 in Jackson County
Broken Windshield (Source: MHP officer involved in wreck; Raycom image bank)

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Traffic is backed up on Interstate 10 in Jackson County as officials respond to a crash Thursday afternoon.

The crash involved five vehicles and happened on the Pascagoula River bridge at mile marker 64.

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Chase Elkins, an 18-wheeler in the right lane of the westbound lane slowed for an unknown reason, causing three vehicles in the left lane to slow as well.

A second 18-wheeler was unable to slow down, went in between the two lanes and hit the three cars and other 18-wheeler.

Elkins said there is a small diesel leak, and the Mississippi Department of Transportation is spreading sand on the fuel.

Emergency officials are blocking traffic at this time as they respond to the incident.

Please use an alternate route when traveling in the area.

WLOX News Now will update this report as more details become available.

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