HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Three people are injured after an 18 wheeler collided with a car in the northbound lane of Interstate 59 early Monday morning.
According to Hattiesburg police, an 18 wheeler struck the car just before the bridge near mile marker 62 close to where Highway 11 intersects with the interstate.
Officials said the truck then slid across the bridge, stopping jackknifed in the median.
Three people in the car were taken to a local hospital, one in critical condition and the other two in serious condition.
MDOT officials said the guardrail was destroyed and the bridge sustained damage during the accident.