Crash in Panola County causes temporary interstate closure

Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP)
Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP)(WMC)
Published: Feb. 19, 2023 at 10:54 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 19, 2023 at 3:45 PM CST
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BATESVILLE, Miss. (WMC) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that caused a vehicle to fall into a river.

MHP responded to a crash on Interstate 55 in Panola County near Batesville on Feb. 18 at 3:40 p.m.

Police say that an unknown vehicle going north on Interstate 55 collided with a bridge and fell into the Tallahatchie River. Rescue efforts were suspended that evening until 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

As a result of this recovery effort, Interstate 55 will be blocked beginning at 9 a.m. for an undetermined amount of time, according the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

The southbound traffic in the area of mile-marker 252 (Sardis Exit) will be diverted to US-51.

The crash remains under investigation by the MHP.

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