FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - An 18 wheeler accident on Highway 49 near Carnes sent one person to the hospital Monday afternoon.
The truck had a tire blow out, which sent the vehicle into a wooded area.
The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries, and was sent to a local hospital.
The southbound lane is closed to traffic at this time.
Carnes and Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Departments along with MHP responded to the scene.
Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling this area until the scene is clear.