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.