Truck crash closes interstate
Accident scene on I-269 near Malone Road on Wednesday, Aug. 3. (MDOTTraffic.com photo)
A portion of I-269 in DeSoto County was shut down or restricted to one lane early Wednesday as a result of a crash between the semi-trailer truck and a disabled vehicle.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the crash took place about 12:10 a.m. near the Malone Road exit. A 2009 Peterbilt truck driven by Christopher L. Terry, age 51 of Vega, Texas, collided with a disabled 2007 Buick vehicle driven by Savannah D. Carodine, age 20 of Dundee.
A passenger in the Buick, Cedrick A. Bell, age 27 of Tunica, was not injured.
The interstate was closed overnight for the accident investigation and the cleanup of the wreckage. At 9 a.m. Wednesday, traffic was being diverted around the accident scene to the roadway shoulder as the cleanup continued. At 10:15 a.m., the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department reported in a Nixle Alert text the roadway was back open and clear for traffic.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol said the accident remains under investigation.