MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Lanes are back open on I-55 North in Madison after a rollover accident Sunday afternoon.
The crash happened near exit 108 and blocked several lanes for hours as emergency crews were called to the scene. Madison Police, ambulances, firefighters and a helicopter could be seen on the interstate.
People who witnessed the wreck say a woman had to be removed from a truck with the jaws of life.
“When I looked back the truck was just flipping and then I saw a tire fly off and the food, they had went groceries in the car and everything,” one witness explained.
Madison Police say a Ford Explorer was traveling south on I-55 when it appeared that the driver, 26-year-old, Flavio Ivan Garcia from Richland MS over corrected his vehicle after he tried to avoid a collision with another unknown black SUV.
He lost control of the vehicle and overturned 4 times.
The driver and passengers were trapped inside the vehicle. The Madison Fire Department used extrication equipment to remove them from the overturned vehicle.
Garcis was airlifted by AirCare to UMMC, he is suffering from facial lacerations and internal injuries, he is currently undergoing emergency surgery.
Police say there were two other passengers inside the car. 30 year old, Nancy Guerra Garcia was transported to UMMC with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. 8 years old, Breana Arleen Huerta was transported to Batson Children Hospital with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries.