At 3:23 pm Attala Deputies, MedStat EMS, the Mississippi Patrol along with Attala Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a one vehicle MVA on highway 43 south. The caller said a fully loaded 18 wheeler log truck rolled over at Pinkard curve approximately three miles from the highway 14 intersection.

Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find the big rig on its side having overturned and sliding to a stop. They reported to responding units that the south bound lane was blocked. They said the driver was out of the vehicle and ambulatory.

MDOT was called to the scene to help clear the roadway.

No injuries were reported.

There has been no words on the cause of the accident. The Mississippi Highway Patrol will be in charge of the investigation.

  1. Don D. says:

    I know that some of the 18 wheeler drivers who work directly for farmers in the Delta do not have to possess a Class A CDL. I wonder if these log truck drivers do. I pass these guys every day on various highways and am always happy to then see them in the rear-view mirror.

    • Amy says:

      Log truck drivers are required to have a valid Class A CDL. It’s required by insurance and by the companies that employ the drivers (even owner/operators). It also looks like the truck may have an apportioned tag, so the driver would definitely be required to have a valid CDL.

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