Crash involving cement truck, 18-wheeler in Bovina cleared

Photo Credit: Natay Holmes, WJTV

UPDATE: 05/17/2017 2:02pm This incident has been cleared.

UPDATE: 05/17/2017 12:13pm The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reports that area delays are approximately two hours in duration as crews are working to remove the tractor trailer from the road.

UPDATE: 05/17/2017 10:13am Extensive delays are still reported as crews continue to work on the tractor trailer is still overturned at the scene.

UPDATE: 05/17/2017 9:18am The cement truck has been uprighted and is able to be driven.  The tractor trailer remains on its side on the interstate.  Crews are still working to clear the scene.


UPDATE: 05/17/2017 8:54am Delays on I-20 past Flowers and Ceres Boulevard near Exit 15 are estimated as being one hour in duration.

UPDATE: 05/17/2017 8:34am  MHP Corporal Eric D. Henry says that troopers responded to the incident at I-20 westbound at mile marker 13 near Bovina at approximately 6:38am on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.  Their investigation shows that the cement truck was rear-ended by the 18-wheeler as both were traveling westbound.  “Both vehicles overturned in the roadway.”  Corporal Henry says that the drivers did not suffer serious injuries.  The concrete mixing truck belongs to Jackson-based MMC Materials.

UPDATE: 05/17/2017 7:54am The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) says a preliminary report indicates that the cement truck was in the right, westbound lane when the driver appears to have begun experiencing mechanical problems and decreased speed.   An 18-wheeler was behind him and the driver may have attempted to pass the truck on the left when it was not possible to slow down in time.  The trailer snagged the back of the cement truck.  The cement truck traveled less than a quarter of a mile and flipped on its side.

At this time traffic is moving at a slow pace and is expected to be stopped again once it is possible to clear the trucks from the interstate.

UPDATE: 05/17/2017 7:35am Traffic delays in the area are heavy as authorities continue to work the scene of the crash.

Photo Credit: Natay Holmes, WJTV


Original Story:

WARREN COUNTY, Mississippi (WJTV ) – Police and emergency responders are on the scene of a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a concrete mixing truck on I-20 westbound at mile marker 13 in the Warren County town of Bovina.  Both lanes of traffic are blocked at this time.

WJTV has a crew on route to the scene and will provide more information and traffic updates as soon as they are available.




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