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Man survives potentially deadly interstate wreck

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A man nearly was killed in a wreck on I-59 Thursday  morning. Source: JCFC A man nearly was killed in a wreck on I-59 Thursday morning. Source: JCFC
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A man survived a severe wreck that had the potential to be deadly on Thursday.

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At around 9:30 a.m., units from Southwest Jones and South Jones responded to the scene of the accident on I-59 northbound just North of mile marker 76.

When the call was dispatched, it was stated that two vehicles were involved, a car and an 18-wheeler, and the car had rolled over and was smoking.

Upon arrival, firefighters found the car in the median rolled on its roof and the 18-wheeler several yards down the road on the shoulder, according to The Jones County Fire Council.

According to reports, the collision between the two vehicles caused the car to slide and roll several yards into the median before coming to a stop in between two large drainage culverts.

The male driver of the car sustained what was believed to be only minor injuries and was transported by EMServ ambulance to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg for treatment. T

he driver and passenger of the 18-wheeler were uninjured.

The cause of the accident is unknown. One lane of the interstate was shut down during rescue and cleanup operations.

Rescue personnel on scene included Southwest Jones and South Jones Volunteer Fire Departments, EMServ Ambulance Service, Jones County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna and Jones County Public Information Officer Caleb Worrell.

Fire apparatus included Southwest Jones Rescue and South Jones Engine 1.

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