3 Deputy Marshals injured in crash on I-55 while conducting traffic stop

HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — A Jackson officer assigned to the U.S. Marshal Task Force was injured in a multiple-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon. Two other deputy marshals were also injured.

Jackson Police said the crash is on I-55 near Terry.

Hinds County Major Pete Luke said the marshals were conducting a felony traffic stop when the crash happened. He said it appears that a driver ignored emergency lights and went around the blocked lane of traffic and then came back into that lane.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation said all northbound lanes and southbound lanes are blocked in this area. MDOT says the crash is past the Cunningham Street exit.

The accident is under investigation. Drivers should avoid this area.

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