Iuka resident dies in U.S. Highway 72 crash

djournal-accident_stockBy Lena Mitchell

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

IUKA – An Iuka resident died in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 72 in Iuka in the early morning hours Tuesday.

Christopher Littlejohn, 26, was eastbound on U.S. 72 in a GMC Yukon when he collided into the back of an 18-wheeler at the truck scales about 5:50 a.m., said Tishomingo County Coroner Mack Wilemon.

Littlejohn was the lone occupant of his vehicle, and the driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured, Wilemon said. Mississippi Department of Transportation employees working at the truck scales witnessed the accident, Wilemon said.

The accident remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.