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One fatality in multi-vehicle accident on I-20 in Meridian

MERIDIAN, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

After speaking with Meridian Police, one fatality has been confirmed in an accident that occurred Saturday night on I-20 West.

Detective Dareall Thompson said the multi-vehicle accident involved three vehicles that were traveling westbound on I-20.

"The Meridian Police Department does have an accident reconstruction team on the scene right now," said Thompson.

Detective Thompson also said four people were injured and taken to a local hospital.

Officials said it is unknown at this time how the accident occurred.

A tweet on MDOT's Twitter page around 9:20 p.m. said one eastbound lane is open. Another tweet on the page said the accident was given an approximate 'clear time' of two and a half hours.   

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