Deadly head-on collision under investigation in Amite County

Photo credit: Corporal Brandon Fortenberry, MHP
Photo credit: Corporal Brandon Fortenberry, MHP

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.

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