Update: Driver of overturned Potato truck found and charged with DUI

18-wheeler overturns
Courtesy: Mississippi Highway Patrol
18-wheeler overturns Courtesy: Mississippi Highway Patrol

YAZOO COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – UPDATED AT 8:15 AM 1/1/17

MHP officials confirm the driver of the 18 wheeler involved in an accident on I-55 has been located.

He was found in the wood line of I-55 with minor injuries.

The driver was charged with DUI, Leaving the scene of an accident, and Careless Driving.

Officials believe alcohol played a factor in the crash. He was also later taken to a local hospital. 

The name of the driver has not been provided at this time.

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An 18-wheeler carrying sweet potatoes overturns in Yazoo County.

According to Corporal Eric Henry with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the accident happened on I-55 going southbound around mile marker 136.

At this time the cause of the crash is under investigation.

WJTV is working to get more information on the condition of the driver.

We’re told a portion of I-55 will be closed for several hours because of clean up.

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