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Crews work to remove 18 wheeler that left roadway in Copiah County

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COPIAH COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Saturday afternoon crews are still working to remove an 18 wheeler that ran off a Copiah county highway Friday night. 

Copiah County EOC Director Randle Drane said the accident happened around 10 p.m. on Highway 27 about a mile and a half south of Georgetown.

The driver of the Team Transport Incorporated big rig escaped injury when the vehicle left the roadway, went down an embankment and became lodged in trees.

Drane said the tanker was carrying pine tar.

The load has been transferred to another tanker.

One lane of Highway 27 is expected to be closed while the vehicle is removed.

MHP is investigating to determine was caused the accident. 

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