REPORT: Man dies in 2-vehicle crash on Highway 45

By WCBI.com

WEST POINT, Miss. (WCBI) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol was dispatched to a 2-vehicle fatal crash about 8 Saturday morning near the Lowndes County/Clay County line on US 45 Alternate, WCBI reported.

Walter Sykes was heading north bound in his 2002 Ford Ranger on Highway 45 Alternate when a 2009 Toyota 4-runner hit him from behind. Sykes was taken to North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point where he later died from multiple injuries to the head and chest.

Twenty-six year old Meredith McClure, of Starkville, was driving the Toyota, and only had minor injuries. A passenger with Sykes was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, also with minor injuries. The accident remains under investigation.