Vehicles catch fire on Highway 18; 1 dead, 1 injured

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Emergency crews are on the scene of a deadly vehicle fire on Highway 18.

We’re told that a truck carrying milk and another vehicle caught fire.The scene is on Highway 18 near Thousand Oaks.

Cleotha Sanders, the Division Fire Chief with the Jackson Fire Department of Fire Investigations says the driver of the car has been pronounced dead; the driver of truck was taken to a local hospital with injuries.

Traffic is being redirected on Highway 18  near Thousand Oaks for drivers headed towards Jackson. The opposite direction of travel is down to one lane at this time.

The accident is being investigated by the Jackson Police Department.

WJTV is working to get more information.

We will update this story as soon as more details become available.

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