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Overturned 18-wheeler shuts down interstate

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RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - An accident on Interstate 20, just west of Pelahatchie, shut down part of the roadway Tuesday night.

An 18-wheeler overturned in the west bound lane of the interstate around 6:30 p.m.

The driver told authorities he yawned, then blacked out.

He struck a large tree which landed on top of the truck.

Authorities worked 45 minutes to free the trapped driver using the jaws of life.

The unidentified man was taken to the hospital with what officials say is a bad leg injury.

The 18-wheeler was not carrying anything.

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