The incident happened on two-lane Highway 26 in George County, Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper Cal Robertson told CNN on Tuesday. The washout will most likely be related to the rain Hurricane Ida
, He said.
According to Robertson, seven vehicles went into the hole created by the washout. It is about 50 feet long and 20 feet deep, he said.
“I haven’t seen anything like that in my 23 years of law enforcement,” he said.
Three of the injured are in critical condition, he added.
The George County Sheriff’s Office told CNN that Highway 26 is the main artery between Mississippi and Louisiana.
Mississippi has been battered by torrential rains from Ida, which landed in Louisiana on Sunday as a Category 4 storm. By 10 p.m. Monday, the system was about 80 miles northeast of Jackson, Mississippi, heading towards Tropical Depression and Tennessee. National Hurricane Center.
More than 58,000 people in Mississippi are without power due to the storm, according to the report PowerOutage.US
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