I-10 accidents send one to hospital, leave sticky mess behind

I-10 accidents send one to hospital, leave sticky mess behind
The wrecks happened west of Highway 49 in both the east and westbound lanes. (Source: Pixabay)

GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - The Gulfport Police Department worked on three separate wrecks on I-10 early Tuesday afternoon, including one crash where someone was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to Gulfport Police PIO Jason Ducre, traffic was backed up for at least two hours due to a truck with a five-wheel carrying a molasses mixture.

Ducre said the truck lost some of its load, and barrels of a molasses mash broke open. It is still unknown if the barrels fell and broke causing the wreck, or if the barrels fell off because of the wreck.

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-10 blocked near Hwy 49 after an accident involving multiple vehicles. (Police say there are NO life threatening injuries.) **no audio on this feed**

Posted by WLOX-TV on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Crews cleared the wrecks and the fire department sprayed the molasses mixture to clean the highway.

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