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Cause of 18-wheeler wreck in Brandon: driver lost control

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BRANDON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Chalk it up to human error. That's how Brandon police are classifying the cause of an 18-wheeler wreck on I-20 at the Brandon exit.

The wreck happened Tuesday afternoon before rush hour. Captain David Smith said the driver was attempting to change lanes when he lost control, crossed the median, and then crossed the oncoming lanes of interstate traffic.

The rig hit the ground hard and rolled over. Westbound traffic was tied up for hours. Both lanes of I-20 west were finally opened Wednesday morning.

Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries and were treated at UMC Medical Center. 

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