Multiple crashes caused delays on SB I-59 near Ellisville

The Ellisville Police Department, Ellisville Fire Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol...
The Ellisville Police Department, Ellisville Fire Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol were on the scene.(WDAM)
Published: Feb. 17, 2023 at 4:02 PM CST
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ELLISVILLE, Miss. (WDAM) - Three separate wrecks involving nine different vehicles turned the southbound lanes of Interstate 59 near Ellisville into a Jones County parking lot for a good piece of Friday afternoon.

The chain reaction started around 2 p.m. Friday, accotding to the Ellisville Police Department.

At 2:11 p.m., Ellisville Police Department Officer Andy Spurlin responded to a crash on I-59 that involved four vehicles. No one was injured.

With traffic backed up, Central Dispatch advised Ellisville Capt. Wayne McLemore of another three-vehicle accident with injuries and possible entrapment on I-59 south, south of Exit 88.

McLemore discovered two, small children with life-threatening injuries, one person with serious injuries and another with minor scratches and abrasions.

The four injured parties were transported to South Central Regional Medical Center for further assessment.

While McLemore was working that accident, he observed another two-vehicle accident south of his location.

Investigator Shannon Koss responded to that accident scene, where no injuries were reported.

McLemore’s accident is still under investigation by the Ellisville Police Department.

Also on scene were units from the Ellisville Fire Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation expected the roadway to be cleared around 5 p.m.

The traffic alert has since been canceled.


This story will be updated when more information is provided.

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