Saltillo man dead after two-car accident

Accident StockA Saltillo man died after his pickup was rear-ended by an SUV on Highway 45 around 6 a.m. today.

The accident occurred near Euclatubba Road in Lee County. The victim was taken by ambulance to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo and died shortly after arriving, according to Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green.

The man who died was identified as Johnny Miller, 55, a carrier for the Daily Journal.

The driver of the SUV, whose identity has not been released, was also transported to NMMC.

  • Kevin

    I wonder if this was a texting/phone use related fatal traffic accident?

    • barney fife

      Let’s add driving slow or intoxicated, dim or no rear lights and probably not wearing seatbelts, while talking on the phone.

      • Kevin

        The reason why I said it was likely a phone issue is because it occurred at 6 a.m. when most drunks are off the road. Also, I jog every morning and every morning just about every driver I see on the road is playing around with their phone while they are driving. The smart phone is a scourge upon our society.

    • JWhite

      WHY DOES PEOPLE HAVE TO SO SUCH IGNORANCE??? NOT EVERYONE THINKS TEXTING AND TALKING ON CELL PHONE IS IMPORTANT AS THE PERSON QUESTIONING THIS MATTER DOES!!!

      • Kevin

        I’m not quite sure how to respond here because of the hopelessly poor grammar and sentence structure. I don’t even know what you’re trying to say. Next time, learn how to write in English before commenting.

  • Doug

    He was a good man and beloved preacher who was delivering news papers. It was a terrible accident. He was wearing his seatbelt but was hit so hard that it didn’t matter.

  • JWhite

    I really hate reading our community’s comments to this article due to the ignorance they show.