Liberty man killed in two-car crash - - Jackson, MS

Liberty man killed in two-car crash

AMITE COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers responded to fatal wreck in Amite County Monday evening, just before 6 p.m. The two vehicle collision happened on Mississippi 24, near East Newman Road.

A 1995 Pontiac Firebird, driven by 48-year-old Russell Lovett of Liberty, crossed into the eastbound lane of traffic and collided head-on with a Kia Optima, driven by 68-year-old Henry Spoler.

Spoler was airlifted to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge with moderate injuries. Lovett was taken by ambulance to Southwest MS Regional Center in McComb, where he died from his injuries.

No one involved was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating.

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