The accident happened not long after 5 p.m. a few miles west of Corinth in the westbound lane, when the injured party’s car reportedly swerved to miss a truck and trailer and left the highway.
The car traveled down the embankment and struck a drainage ditch between the highway and a field.
Shortly after the wreck emergency personnel called for Air Evac, but soon learned that the driver was injured but it was not severe enough to require an airlift. The driver was taken to the hospital via ambulance. According to personnel on the scene, the driver did not appear to be seriously injured.
A passenger in the car was not injured.
The accident is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.