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Portion of I-20 overpass on Clay Street hit as truck overturns

Traffic on East Clay Street was backed up for more than two hours Monday after a Vicksburg-Warren County Landfill truck overturned at Clay Street entrance to I-20 westbound.

Vicksburg police Sgt. Bobby Jones said the wreck occurred about 8:18 a.m. the driver, McKinley Ragsdale, 51, received minor injuries in the wreck and was treated at the scene by Vicksburg Fire Department paramedics.

Ragsdale told officers he had just left the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District property after making a run with a roll-off trash bin and had the truck’s lift up. The lift struck the underside of the I-20 overpass crossing the entrance ramp, causing the truck to overturn.

Jones said westbound traffic on East Clay was diverted to Berryman Road while the truck was righted and removed and authorities waited for Mississippi Department of Transportation bridge inspectors to check the damage to the overpass.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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