One Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Highway 84 in Jones County
Where: The accident occurred on Highway 84 near Highway 28 in Jones County, Mississippi.
What Happened: A pickup truck allegedly struck the rear of a tractor-trailer.
- Driver of pickup truck
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Driver of pickup truck, killed
On or about Wednesday, January 6th, 2021, around 6:00 in the evening, an accident between an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck claimed the life of one person. Local law enforcement spokespeople said the accident happened on Highway 84 near Highway 28 in Jones County, Mississippi.
Mississippi State Police said one person died when their pickup truck allegedly slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer in the eastbound lanes. Emergency responders pronounced the driver of the pickup truck dead at the scene of the collision.
Investigators indicated there were no tire skids behind the pickup truck, leading officials to believe there may have been no attempt to stop before the accident. No other injuries were mentioned by authorities in their preliminary statement.
Local law enforcement is assisting Mississippi State Police with the accident investigation.
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