Lucedale man killed in wrong-way crash in George County, official says

A Lucedale man was killed when the pick-up he was driving hit an 18-wheeler in George County on Thursday, said Mississippi State Patrol Trooper Chase Elkins.

The crash occurred about 4 p.m. on Mississippi 26 near Frank Murphy Road, Elkins said.

The pick-up was traveling east in the westbound lanes of the highway when it hit an 18-wheeler driven by a Perkinston man, Elkins said.

The driver of the pick-up was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Neither man has been identified.

Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt, Elkins said.

No charges were filed. The crash remains under investigation.

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