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Drone footage of Mississippi highway collapse that killed 2

A grim scene awaited state troopers, emergency workers, and rescue teams responding to a crash site in southeastern Mississippi late Monday. Seven vehicles driving through the two-lane Mississippi Highway 26 – some 36 miles from Mobile, Alabama – had plunged, one after another, into an abyss 50 to 60 feet long and 20 to 30 feet deep. As a result, at least two people were killed and 10 others injured, three of them critically. Drone footage shows the scene of the devastation…

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Cal Robertson, torrential rainfall caused by Hurricane Ida is believed to be the reason behind the collapse of Highway 26 west of Lucedale. With the rain pouring down, the drivers may not have realized that the roadway in front of them had disappeared. Explains Robertson:

You can imagine driving at night with heavy rain coming down. It’s just nothing but a wall of water, your headlights kind of reflecting back on you.

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Source: dronedj.com