Car accident on I-10 west bound near exit 20
A two car accident on 1-10 westbound shut down traffic for a short time as crews worked to turn an 18 wheeler in its upright position.
According to Harrison County Fire Chief Pat Sullivan, a call came in around 5 p.m. that two vehicles were headed westbound when an SUV made contact with the 18 wheeler and both vehicles left the road. The 18 wheeler rolled over and the SUV went deep into the woods.
Sullivan says the driver of the 18 wheeler had minor injuries, but was walking around. The driver of the SUV ran from the scene and authorities are now searching for him.
Sullivan also says the 18 wheeler was carrying around four or five aluminum rolls that weigh about 6,000 pounds each.
Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.