TRAFFIC: Tractor trailer crash I-55 in Holmes County

UPDATE: 03/21/2017 9:44am MHP Corporal Anthony A. Dunn confirms that troopers responded to the crash site at approximately 5:45am.  The incident involved one vehicle, a semi-truck hauling lumber, one the southbound side of the highway.

The 2016 Mack flathead truck was southbound when the driver, 46-year-old Gregory Franklin, headed toward “…the left shoulder and continued off the roadway colliding with several trees.  After impact,” Corporal Dunn continues, “the truck overturned in the median.”

Franklin, who is from Grenada, Mississippi, was brought to the University of Mississippi Medical Center with injuries described as “moderate.”

The left lane of I-55 is still closed as crews work to remove the truck.  The accident is still under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Original Story:

HOLMES COUNTY, Mississippi (WJTV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) is on the scene of a crash involving a tractor trailer in Holmes County.

The MHP tweeted that the left lane of I-55 near mile marker 153 will be shut down for several hours.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible and to use extra caution near the scene.


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