Two 18-wheelers crash on Hwy 49 stalling traffic - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Two 18-wheelers crash on Hwy 49 stalling traffic

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RICHLAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

All lanes of Highway 49 South in Richland have reopened after two 18-wheelers collided Monday Morning.

Both trucks were traveling Southbound on U.S. 49.  One of the trucks had stopped at the traffic light near Old Highway 49 when another semi clipped it from behind. A driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Richland Police closed all southbound lanes to traffic while crews worked to remove the wrecked trucks.   They also had to clean up diesel fuel that spilled onto the highway.

It took nearly two hours to clear the scene. Police reopened the highway around 8:30 a.m.

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