The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has confirmed one employee was injured this morning on Miss. Highway 3 at the Yazoo-Warren County line.
The MDOT highway worker, who has not been identified, was driving a follow vehicle for a spraying operation when an 18-wheeler log truck struck the vehicle from behind. The employee was taken by ambulance to River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg for tests.
MDOT released a statement saying that their thoughts and prayers are with this employee and their family during this difficult time.
Work zones can present confusing and unfamiliar traffic patterns. It is critical for the traveling public to follow advance warning signs, slow down and remove driving distractions such as cellphones when traveling through highway work zones. Human lives are present and at risk every day when working on roads and bridges throughout the state.
For information on how to navigate a highway work zone safely, visit GoMDOT.com/drivesmartms.