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.  

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