Man killed in crash, pinned under semi

By The Associated Press

SOUTHAVEN – A 68-year-old Byhalia man was killed after his pickup was pinned under a tractor-trailer in a crash on State Line Road in Southaven.

DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders tells The Commercial Appeal that Jerry R. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene after the 4:15 p.m. accident Wednesday.

Pounders said Smith was eastbound when his truck crashed into the 18-wheeler.

The front end of Smith’s truck was wedged under the tractor-trailer. After crews pulled the pickup truck out, they had to pry open the door to reach Smith, who was alone in his vehicle.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Police say the crash is still under investigation.

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