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18-wheelers collide, set off chain reaction of crashes on Hwy. 84

The pileup included a log truck, a chicken truck, two trucks hauling wood chips and an 18-wheeler towing a flatbed trailer. (Photo source: WDAM) The pileup included a log truck, a chicken truck, two trucks hauling wood chips and an 18-wheeler towing a flatbed trailer. (Photo source: WDAM)
According to Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Travis Luck, there were a total of eight vehicles involved in four separate crashes. (Photo source: WDAM) According to Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Travis Luck, there were a total of eight vehicles involved in four separate crashes. (Photo source: WDAM)
WAYNE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A crash involving two 18-wheelers set off a chain reaction of crashes on U.S. Highway 84 in Wayne County on Monday morning.

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Travis Luck, there were a total of eight vehicles involved in four separate crashes. Five of those vehicles were 18-wheelers.

Only minor injuries were reported.

Luck said the initial crash happened when an 18-wheelers attempting to cross the highway was hit by a second 18-wheeler.

The ensuing pileup included a log truck, a chicken truck, two trucks hauling wood chips and an 18-wheeler towing a flatbed trailer.

Luck said drivers in the area were diverted around the crash scene, so traffic was not affected.

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