18-wheeler carrying dry ice runs off road on I-55 North in Copiah County

Photo: MHP

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Authorities are on the scene of an 18-wheeler accident in Copiah County.

Mississippi Highway Patrol said the wreck is on I-55 North, just north of Wesson near mile marker 55. Cpl. Eric Henry said the truck was carrying dry ice that has spilled on the shoulder. He said the 18-wheeler ran off the roadway and hit several trees.

The driver was taken to the hospital. We’re told that a medical condition might have played as a factor in the crash.

Traffic is not blocked at this time. Use caution in this area.

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