Eastbound I-20 traffic diverted west of Canton because of stuck truck

An accident has traffic moving off of I-20 today. The accident occurred just west of Canton at mile marker 519.

Eastbound traffic is being diverted onto the frontage road because a semi-truck is stuck under an overpass bridge.

The truck driver hit a guardrail, sliding his trailer out into traffic. It was then hit by another 18 wheeler.

Officials say the first priority is getting the truck extracted and determining how much damage to the bridge has occurred before they reopen the lanes.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital. The driver that caused the accident was ticketed.

Cathryn Khalil / ckhalil@kltv.com