Mississippi National Guard soldiers involved in vehicle accident traveling to Louisiana to provide support after Hurricane Ida

Source: MGN

JACKSON, Miss. – Today Mississippi National Guard Soldiers traveling to Louisiana for emergency response missions were involved in a vehicle accident while traveling south on I-55 near the I-220 split.

Five vehicles in the military convoy were involved in the accident.

Out of an abundance of caution and per normal protocol procedures, ten soldiers were taken to a Jackson hospital for medical evaluation. At this time, six soldiers are pending discharge, three soldiers are awaiting x-rays and one soldier received stitches.

All soldiers are expected to make a full recovery with only minor injuries reported. The cause of the accident is under investigation at this time.

No civilian injuries or civilian vehicles were reported in the accident.

The Mississippi National Guard said in a statement: “The Mississippi National Guard is very thankful that our Soldiers from the 223rd Engineer Battalion were not seriously injured as they deploy to Louisiana to provide vital emergency relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. We are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals that assisted our service members today after the vehicle accident.”