A Tylertown man died Tuesday after running head-on into an 18-wheeler just outside of Poplarville.
Cpl. Chase Elkins of the Mississippi Highway Patrol said the incident happened about 4:30 p.m. on Highway 26 ear CJ Seals Road.
Elkins said it appeared that Andrew Olen Pierce, 27, was driving a yellow 2002 Jeep Wrangler was traveling east on Highway 26 when he crossed the center line and entered the westbound lane.
He then hit a westbound green 2006 Freightliner driven by William Simmons, 52, of Wiggins.
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Pierce was pronounced dead at the scene, Elkins said. He was not wearing a seat belt.
Simmons, the Freighliner driver, reported no injuries. He was wearing a seat belt, Elkins said.
MHP is investigating the crash.