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Driver killed after truck hits tree, catches fire in Lincoln County

The driver has been identified.
(Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB)
Updated: Jan. 13, 2020 at 2:54 PM CST
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LINCOLN COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal wreck.

It happened on I-55 at the 28 mile marker in Lincoln County around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

The driver killed has been identified as 46-year-old Omar Walker of Madison County.

According to Trooper Craig James, a red Nissan Titan left the road, hit a tree in the median and then caught on fire.

Walker was pronounced dead at the scene.

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