AMITE COUNTY (WJTV) – One person died in Monday afternoon head-on collision in Amite County.
According to Corporal Brandon Fortenberry with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the crash happened on Highway 568 around 1 p.m.
Cpl. Fortenberry says Joseph Whatley was traveling east on Highway 568 in a Ford 250. Donald Higgins was traveling west on Highway 568 in a car.
We’re told Higgins crossed over the center line and hit the truck head on.
Cpl. Fortenberry says Higgins, who’s from Osyka, died at the scene. Whatley was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation.