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Troopers Detail Morning Crash In Itawamba County

FROM PRESS RELEASE

The Mississippi Highway Patrol continues to investigate a two vehicle crash involving 2 tractors/semi trailers. The crash happened at approximately 4:40am, on US 78, near the welcome center in Itawamba County.

Upon arriving on the scene, it appeared Darreyl Hunter, 40, of Cordova, Al, was traveling west in a 2012 Kenworth, when he apparently collided into the rear of a 2003 Freightliner, operated by Samuel N. Montford, 67, of Wrightsville, GA.

Although Hunter had to be extricated from his vehicle, he received only minor injuries.

Montford also received only minor injuries.

Both drivers were wearing a seatbelt.

The west bound lanes of US 78 were closed for approximately 7 hours while crews cleaned up the scene.

Traffic was rerouted thru the welcome center.