George County

Lucedale man dies in George County crash

A Lucedale man died in a crash Wednesday on Mississippi 613 near Polk Road in George County, according to a release from the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Joshua D. McDaniel, 32, was headed north on 613 when he lost control of his 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck, ran off the road and hit a tree, the release said.

The accident happened around 6:30 a.m.

McDaniel died at the scene, and he was not wearing his seatbelt.

MHP is investigating.

Margaret Baker is an investigative reporter whose search for truth exposed corrupt sheriffs, a police chief and various jailers and led to the first prosecution of a federal hate crime for the murder of a transgendered person. She worked on the Sun Herald’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Hurricane Katrina team. When she pursues a big story, she is relentless.