Interstate 10 east and westbound has re-opened for travel

Published 9:38 am Tuesday, January 11, 2022

According to a release from the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the west bound lane of Interstate 10 near Hancock County was closed for hours after a semi truck hauling cars collided with the railing on the bridge.

The release states the incident occurred on Monday, January 10, 2022, at approximately 10:41 p.m. At that time troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Interstate 10 in Hancock County at the Mississippi and Louisiana State Line Bridge.

A semi-truck car hauler carrying seven new BMW vehicles traveling west on Interstate 10 collided with the concrete bridge railing. The driver escaped unharmed in the crash, and all seven cars burned, including the semi-truck and trailer.

The bridge remained closed until the Mississippi Department of Transportation deemed the bridge safe for vehicle traffic, which was hours later on Tuesday morning. Multiple state and local agencies worked in corroboration at the scene to clear the crash.