Man killed in 18-wheeler crash on I-20 identified

MHP says it appears the driver fell asleep while driving.

Man killed in 18-wheeler crash on I-20 identified
18 wheeler flipped near Bolton; Source: WLBT

HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - One person is dead after an 18-wheeler flipped and crashed on I-20 westbound near Bolton.

According to MHP’s Cpl. Stewart, he has been identified as 57-year-old Ricky L. Sumler of Jackson.

MHP says it appears the driver fell asleep while driving. The truck was carrying produce.

It appears the truck crashed into the bridge and is flipped on it’s side in the median. The occupants of a red pick-up truck stopped to help and another vehicle hit them. Both drivers were hospitalized. Their conditions are unknown right now.

Traffic is shut down in the eastbound lanes and down to one lane going westbound. MHP is on scene investigating and working to clear the crash.

UPDATE: One person killed in 18-wheeler accident

Posted by Ashley Garner WLBT on Monday, August 12, 2019
18 wheeler flipped near Bolton; Source: WLBT
18 wheeler flipped near Bolton; Source: WLBT
18 wheeler flipped near Bolton; Source: WLBT
18 wheeler flipped near Bolton; Source: WLBT

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