Wreck on I-20 bridge slows traffic in Vicksburg

Published 4:15 pm Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Westbound traffic on Interstate 20 was backed up Tuesday morning after a two-car wreck on the Mississippi River bridge.

The wreck occurred about 9 a.m., when a tire on an SUV blew out, causing it to collide with a U-Haul truck. The occupants of both vehicles refused first aid at the scene, according to Vicksburg Fire Department reports.

Besides Vicksburg police, the fire department’s Engine 7, ambulance, rescue truck and the battalion commander responded to the scene. A second ambulance was dispatched but later recalled.

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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