Accident leads to oil spill along Hwy 15

By Jeff Daley – email

OVETT, MS (WDAM) - A two vehicle accident along Hwy 15 in Jones County resulted in a minor oil spill Thursday afternoon.

The accident happened around 3:00 p.m. on Hwy 15 South in Ovett.

A pick-up truck pulling out of Tiger Creek Road struck a south bound oil tanker in the side. The accident snapped off a cover on a pipe causing the nearly empty tanker to leak oil on to the roadway for about one hundred yards.

Emergency personnel from Ovett, Jones County Emergency Management, and the Highway Patrol worked the scene. M-dot was called in to clean the oil from the road.

The south bound lane was closed to traffic for around two hours while the clean-up took place.

The driver of the pick-up was transported to South Central Regional Medical Center with unknown injuries. The driver of the tanker was unharmed.

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