One dead after 18-wheeler log truck strikes car on Highway 49

Published: May. 1, 2019 at 8:37 PM CDT
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HINDS COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A two vehicle wreck in Hinds County left one person dead Wednesday afternoon.

The accident happened around 5 p.m. on Highway 49 at Pinehaven Drive.

According to preliminary reports, a Toyota Camry traveling northbound attempted to make a left turn onto Pinehaven Drive when it passed into the path of a southbound eighteen-wheeler log truck.

The log truck struck the right side of the car, killing the driver of the Camry.

The victim of the accident has been identified as 75-year-old Ruthie B. Jackson of Jackson.

The driver of the log truck was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Mississippi Highway Patrol and AMR were both on the scene of the crash.

More information will be released after next of kin are notified.

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