Traffic accident causes large backup on 385

A fiery traffic accident caused a large traffic back-up on State Route 385 Friday afternoon.

Officials at the scene said a black SUV went off the road and into a ditch, where it caught fire. One person was removed from the car and airlifted to the Med.

Traffic backed up for miles while emergency officials worked at the scene. 385 was closed in both directions for a short period of time between Houston Levee and Byhalia Roads.

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