TRAFFIC ALERT: Overturned truck stalls traffic on I-59

TRAFFIC ALERT: Overturned truck stalls traffic on I-59

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Shortly after 3 p.m. a box truck hauling tires merged onto I-59  just south of Hwy 49  near exit 67 in the southbound and lost control.

The vehicle then flipped on its side.

The driver was uninjured and refused medical transportation.

The driver of the truck told the Seven On Your Side that an un-named motorist helped him out of the vehicle by using a trailer hitch to break out the window so that he could climb out.

Traffic was backed up in both lanes, but is now moving again at a slower pace.

HPD is on the scene along with emergency management officials.

Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling the area until the scene is cleared.