Tractor trailer accident closes Hwy 589 near Purvis for more than four hours

LAMAR CO., MS (WDAM)- A portion of Highway 589 of North of Purvis was closed for more than four hours Wednesday morning following a tractor trailer accident.

The accident occurred at around 8:00 a.m. in the north bound Lane near Haden Road. The driver of the semi was traveling north when he apparently lost control in a curve, left the road and rolled down an embankment.

Traffic in the north and south lanes were diverted around the scene while crews worked to pull the semi back on the road.

The driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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