Jaws of life on scene of 15 passenger van crash - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

12 occupants of van hospitalized after I-20 crash

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WARREN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -


Interstate 20 eastbound, just outside of Vicksburg, is back open after being shutdown due to an accident involving a 15 passenger van early this morning.

Mississippi Highway Patrol officials tell us rescue crews had to use the "jaws of life" to free those trapped inside the vehicle.

A minor inside the van was ejected. We are told it was a one vehicle accident.

The van was traveling back to South Carolina, where everyone inside the van is from. 

Trooper Eric Henry tells us there were 12 people inside the van at the time of the wreck.


"It was a black ford van. A 15 passenger van carrying six adults and six minors. The driver of the vehicle fell asleep, went off into the median and overturned. Right now, the occupants they went between the hospital in Vicksburg and UMC in Jackson."

No word right now on the extent of the injuries.

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