Traffic running smoothly again in Tupelo after 18-wheeler crash


TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – Traffic is moving smoothly on Southbound Highway 45 in Tupelo, after a wreck involving an 18-wheeler that was partially hanging off a bridge.

The big rig ran off of Highway 45 between Main and Eason shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday. It hit the concrete rail, coming to rest on the bridge. Part of the trailer was hanging over the bridge, with railroad tracks below.

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The driver was able to get out and was taken to the hospital. It took crews more than two hours to get the 18-wheeler onto a wrecker and open the southbound lanes.

Tupelo police diverted traffic onto Main Street as crews worked to remove the cab and trailer.

It is believed the driver may have suffered a seizure.