HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A car crashed into an 18-wheeler carrying highly flammable waste products Tuesday afternoon on I-10. But amazingly no one was injured, and all of the hazardous waste remained contained. The accident happened around 1pm during a heavy rainstorm.
For a short period of time while the car was pulled out from under the truck, the Mississippi Highway Patrol and Harrison County Sheriffs Office shut down westbound I-10 between the County Farm Road exit (Exit 28) and the Canal Road exit (Exit 31).
Fire units from the Harrison County Fire Service, and a CRTC Crash Truck from the Mississippi Air National Guard base at Gulfport stood by in case of fire. The Mississippi DEQ, and Gulfport Fire Department Hazardous Materials Response team responded to check for leaks, but none were found.
According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Spokesman Chase Elkins, the 18-wheeler lost control and the car ran up under the tractor trailer. Elkins said neither driver was injured.