One killed, two injured in Yazoo Co. wreck involving 18-wheeler

The scene on 49 in Yazoo County
The scene on 49 in Yazoo County(MHP)
Published: Jan. 17, 2020 at 6:27 AM CST
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YAZOO CO., Miss. (WLBT) - One person was killed in a crash in Yazoo County Thursday afternoon.

The crash happened on U.S. 49 near Carter Hill Road.

Master Sergeant Eric Henry with Mississippi Highway Patrol said an 18-wheeler was traveling southbound on Highway 49, when a Nissan Pickup truck that was traveling northbound crossed over into the southbound lane and hit the big rig head-on. The rig was not pulling a trailer at the time of the crash.

(Source: Msgt. Eric Henry, MHP)
(Source: Msgt. Eric Henry, MHP)

The Nissan pickup was occupied by two men. The driver, identified as 31-year-old Adam Jones, was killed on scene. The passenger, identified as 19-year-old Cody Nicholson, was airlifted to UMMC with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was transported to Baptist Medical Center in Yazoo with injuries.

MHP is currently investigating this wreck.

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