JACKSON, MS (WLBT)- MHP reports its first fatal accident in the Jackson district this Thanksgiving holiday travel period.
Troopers responded to the crash around 6:30 Saturday morning on Highway 28 west about a half mile east of Highway 472 near Hazlehurst.
Sgt. James Walker says a white Ford Explorer, driven by 31-year-old Salvaro Morelas of Georgetown, was traveling west on Highway 28 when he collided with a Dairy Fresh 18 wheeler.
The tractor trailer was driven by Bill Bunehew of Petal. Morelas died at a Hazlehurst hospital. Investigators say the accident is alcohol related.
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