COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to I-55 south near Hazlehurst to a 18 wheeler accident around 4:30 a.m.
The 18-wheeler was traveling Northbound when the driver ran off the roadway and struck a tree according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
The 18-wheeler driver was killed on scene. Crews are on scene cleaning up accident.
The company of the truck is Conway Freight and was hauling a double trailer containing various of different items such as motor oil, paint material, hot sauce, and other miscellaneous products.
The driver of the 18-wheeler has been identified as 59-year-old, Joseph Miller Sr. of Scott, LA.
Officials say it could take until noon to clean up the accident. The left northbound lane will be blocked until they can clear the scene.