A 79-year-old Picayune man died after being involved in a car crash in Pearl River County, the Mississippi Highway Patrol reported.
About 2:40 p.m. on Mississippi 43 near Salem Road, a 42-year-old woman was driving south in a 2006 Nissan Altima when she attempted to make a left turn onto Salem Road, MHP spokesman Chase Elkins said.
She entered the northbound lane and hit into the front driver’s side of a northbound 1996 Ford F-150 driven by the Picayune man, Elkins said. According to the release, the truck flipped and came to a stop on Mississippi 43.
Elkins said the Picayune man was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries suffered in the crash. The victim was later identified as Robert C. Guthrie.
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Elkins said the driver of the Nissan was unharmed. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.
The crash is still under investigation.