By Associated Press - Monday, June 2, 2014

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal 18 wheeler accident in Lincoln County.

The crash happened early Sunday morning on Interstate 55 north of Brookhaven.

Authorities tell WJTV ( ) the 18 wheeler ran off the left side of the roadway into the median, hit a tree and caught fire.

Patrolmen say the truck’s driver, 59-year-old Henry Thomas of Anguilla, died at the scene.

The truck was owned by Heartland Express and was loaded with dog food.

One lane of traffic was blocked by several hours as crews cleared the scene.


Information from: WJTV-TV,

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