Highway 72 east blocked as semi truck catches fire on road

Highway 72 east bound was blocked on Thursday as a vehicle caught fire on the road.

The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames around 11 am on Thursday. The semi truck was pulled over on a bridge.

The incident occurred near the Benton/Marshall county line. Emergency services were on the scene.

No word yet on injuries involved but we will update once more information is available.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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