13-car pileup on I-55 North near Siwell Road exit

Photo Credit: Drew Hall, WJTV

HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — Authorities are investigating a multiple-vehicle crash that happened on I-55 before the Siwell Road exit.

Authorities said 13 vehicles, including an two 18-wheelers and a motorcycle were involved in the crash. Northbound lanes were shutdown as emergency officials tried to clear the scene.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Eric Henry said the 13-car pileup happened around 1:30 p.m.

He said the motorcycle was coming down I-55 North when he hydroplaned and overturned. We’re told he he hit a puddle.

The cars behind him slammed on their brakes to avoid hitting him and the motorcycle, which caused a chain reaction of other vehicles to rear end each other.

Cpl. Henry said four people were taken to the hospital. Heavy rain played a factor in the crash, he said.

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