Bastrop driver flips 18-wheeler carrying livestock; 19 horses killed

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Published: Mar. 2, 2017 at 12:00 PM CST
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Nineteen horses were killed in an 18-wheeler crash on Hwy 82 near Greenville, MS on Tuesday.

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol, the driver was from Bastrop and survived the crash unharmed.

Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

There is no confirmation on where the horses were being transported.

We will continue to update as more information becomes available.

Press release from MSP:

At 10:42 pm on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Troopers along with Washington County officials were dispatched to a one vehicle accident in US Highway 82 just east of Landfill road.

A 2007 Peter-built transport truck driven by Harry Swift from Bastrop, Louisiana, was traveling west on US 82. His truck traveled off the roadway and overturned onto its side.

The driver was not injured. He was hauling livestock. 19 horses were killed in the accident.

The accident in still under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.