4 elephants OK after circus truck wrecks near I-10

October 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

From Media Reports

JACKSON – A circus official says a truck pulling a trailer full of elephants ran off an interstate in southern Mississippi over the weekend, but the four pachyderms and the driver were not injured.

Renee Storey, an executive with Cole Brothers Circus of the Stars, said the elephants were being transported from Alabama to Louisiana on Sunday night when the truck went off Interstate 10 and ran down an embankment.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Johnny Poulos said the truck driver reported another vehicle forced him off the interstate. The truck was disabled, but the trailer wasn’t seriously damaged and later was towed it to its intended destination at circus grounds in Hammond, La.

Storey says the four elephants were calm and playful on Monday after their arrival in Louisiana.

Cole Bros. Circus was started over 100 years ago in 1884 by W.W. Cole.