Officials have now identified the man killed in a fiery crash in Attala County Monday.
According to coroner Sam Bell, the victim is Rickey D. Patterson, 53, of Ethel.
Emergency crews responded to Mitchell Metal on Highway 12 East around 6 a.m.
They found a pickup truck had struck a utility pole and the driver had been ejected.
Patterson was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy will be conducted in Jackson to determine the cause of death.
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