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Man dies after crash on highway in Jackson County

A Moss Point man died Wednesday after he was ejected from his pickup truck in a rollover crash on Mississippi 63.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol identified him as Joseph Matthew Beasley, 29.

Initial reports indicated Beasley was southbound on the highway about 6 a.m. when his red 1995 Ford Ranger ran off the right side of the road near Clifford Johnson Road and he overcorrected, MHP spokesman Chase Elkins said. The truck flipped, Elkins said, adding Beasley was not wearing a seatbelt.

A Life Flight helicopter took Beasley to the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile, where he died, Elkins said.

The crash is under investigation.

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