79-year-old Picayune crash victim identified

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.

Elkins said the driver of the Nissan was unharmed. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

The crash is still under investigation.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs