One killed in Chickasaw County wreck

HOUSTON – One person was killed in a Chickasaw County crash Wednesday afternoon.
The accident occurred about 3 p.m. at the intersection of Egypt Road and Highway 45 Alternate when a southbound pickup slammed into the rear wheels of an 18-wheeler that was attempting to cross the four-lane.
Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Chris Turnipseed said the accident killed the driver of the pickup and the driver of the semi was not injured.
Turnipseed said the name of the deceased was not being released pending notification of next of kin.
“The driver of the pickup was killed on impact and it took a while to extricate the driver from the pickup,” said Turnipseed. “Traffic in the area was blocked for about an hour.”
The incident is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
This is the second fatal accident at this intersection in two months.