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Crystal Springs man killed when truck crashed into fallen tree

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CRYSTAL SPRINGS, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

There was tragedy amid Monday's storm in Copiah County where a man was killed when he crashed into a fallen tree.

Copiah County Coroner Ellis Stuart said 20 year old Preston Duane Carlock of Crystal Springs died of chest trauma.

The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. Monday on Ruby Road near Gatesville Road, just outside the Crystal Springs city limits.

Authorities said Carlock's silver Chevrolet Avalanche struck a large tree that either had fallen across the roadway or landed on his truck.

Another vehicle, traveling not far behind him, also hit the tree.

Officials said the second vehicle did not come into contact with the truck, and no one inside was seriously injured.

"He was inside the vehicle. Some limbs had come through the vehicle striking the young man," Coroner Stuart said. "When I got here he was wearing his seat belt." 

A few fallen trees and limbs had to be removed before crews could reach the accident scene.

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