Multi-Car Pileup on Hwy 49

Multi-Car Pileup on Hwy 49
Highway 49 and Village
Highway 49 and Village

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The rainy weather resulted in a pile-up wreck at the intersection of Highway 49 and Village in Hattiesburg near Forrest General Hospital.

6 cars are involved in the wreck. Multiple ambulances, fire trucks and police vehicles are working the scene. The initial cause of the wreck is unknown. At least 9 people are injured; the extent of the victims' injuries is unknown but the Hattiesburg Fire Department says some of the injuries are serious.

The accident happened just after 7 P.M. HFD says motorists should choose another route around the wreck as both north and southbound lanes of Highway 49 are closed near Forrest General.