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OKOLONA – An Okolona man died Monday in a fiery crash when the car he was driving ran into a bridge on an unfinished road in Monroe County.
The victim was identified as Bobby Joe Dillworth, 34, 119 S. Child St., Okolona, said Monroe County Medical Examiner Alan Gurley. He died at the scene.
The accident occurred about 8:30 p.m. Monday on a section of U.S. Highway 45 Alternate that is still under construction.
Gurley said Dillworth, who was driving a 1981 Buick Century, was traveling north in the southbound lane of the paved, unfinished highway near the state Highway 41 overpass interchange just outside of Okolona when he came to a bridge. The car struck the bridge, flipped and caught fire.
A passerby noticed the flames and called authorities.