UPDATE 11:00 a.m. : The Mississippi Highway Patrol has reported there are no serious injuries in a Tuesday morning accident that clogged Highway 78 for about seven hours.
Highway Patrol Trooper Ray Hall said it appears Darreyl Hunter, 40, of Cordova, Ala., was traveling west in a 2012 Kenworth semitrailer when he apparently collided into the rear of a 2003 Freightliner, operated by Samuel N. Montford, 67, of Wrightsville, Ga.
Hunter was extricated from his vehicle. Bother drivers sustained only minor injuries.
The west bound lanes of Highway 78 near the Mississippi Welcome Center in Itawamba County was closed from approximately 4:40 a.m. until noon as crews cleaned the scene.
By JB Clark
Two accidents are clogging westbound lanes on Highway 78, one near New Albany and one in Itawamba County.
Highway Patrol Trooper Ray Hall said they are still working the accidents and don’t have details at this time.
Two 18-wheelers collided early this morning in the westbound lane of Highway 78 near the Mississippi Welcome Center in Itawamba County. Those lanes will remain closed for about another hour.
Meanwhile, two vehicles collided at mile marker 65, east of New Albany. That accident will also clog up the westbound lane for about another hour.
Check DJournal.com for more details as they become available.