Saturday night Copiah County Sheriff Harold Jones confirmed a fatal accident that occurred in the Carpenter Community, off Highway 18 in Copiah County.
"(It was a) one truck wreck with, I believe one fatality," Jones said.
Officials identified the fatal wreck victim as 32-year-old Gregory Neal of Jackson.
Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Trooper Eric Henry said the pick up was traveling eastbound on Highway 18 when it ran of the roadway and struck a tree. We're told the truck then burst into flames.
Our crew, that arrived on the scene, said the vehicle's passenger side was burned and it appeared to be a white pickup truck.
Our crew witnessed the jaws of life being used to cut the door from the pickup and remove the body inside.
Sheriff Jones said MHP was investigating the accident and the Copiah County Sheriff's Department was assisting.