HATTIESBURG, MS : Cows involved in fatal accident on I-59, Hattiesburg on Monday, 17th July 2023
A small herd of cattle caused a fatal accident and traffic delays on I-59 and US-11 Monday morning.
The Hattiesburg Police Department said the accident occurred around 9:30 a.m. at mile marker 60 on I-59, near the US-11 exit, between a passenger vehicle and a semi-tractor trailer. Soon after, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reported that livestock were on both roadways, causing delays on the northbound lanes of US-11 and closing the southbound lanes of I-59.
One individual died in the accident, but no other injuries have been reported.
Initially, southbound traffic on I-59 and northbound traffic on US-11 were both closed as law enforcement worked to round up the cows.