Driver of 18-wheeler killed in Copiah County accident identified - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Driver of 18-wheeler killed in Copiah County accident identified

Source: MHP Source: MHP
Source: MDOT Source: MDOT
COPIAH COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

MHP responded to I-55 north, near Hazlehurst to a deadly 18-wheeler accident around 430 a.m. Saturday morning.

Officials have identified the victim as 59-year-old Joseph Miller Sr. of Scott,LA

Corporal Eric Henry, with MHP said the 18 wheeler was traveling northbound and the accident occurred when Miller ran off the roadway and struck a tree.

Officials say he was killed on scene. 

The Conway Freight truck was hauling a double trailer containing various items, such as motor oil, paint material, hot sauce, and other miscellaneous products.

Emergency crews were on the scene. clearing the accident. 

At 10:25 a.m., an MDOT alert said the northbound left lane was blocked and the accident is expected to be cleared in approximately six hours.

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