Fiery I-55 northbound crash stalls traffic for more than an hour - - Jackson, MS

Fiery I-55 northbound crash stalls traffic for more than an hour

Source: Candice Felter Norman Source: Candice Felter Norman
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

On Sunday Jackson Fire Department Division Fire Chief Cleotha Sanders said no injuries were reported in an I-55 northbound fiery crash. 

Sanders said firefighters were on the scene of the crash around 2:30 p.m. It was extinguished and reported under control at 2:46 p.m. 

AMR said the driver was the only person inside the vehicle when it crashed. We're told the man declined medical treatment.

A first responder with the fire department told our reporter on the scene that the driver was sitting on the road near the crash when they arrived on scene.

The wreck stopped traffic for miles, leaving people to sit in their vehicles, some putting them in park, on the interstate for more than an hour. 

"I don't know. I don't know if they can make it any quicker. It just gets frustrating. Seems like it happens daily, weekly," said Tony Robertson, one motorist stuck in traffic.

MDOT says the crash occurred at I-55 northbound past Fortification Street, Exit 96C.

Chief Sanders said the cause of the fire is believed to be a result of the accident. He also said the Jackson Police Department is handling the cause of the accident. 

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