UPDATE: Iuka man killed in 2 vehicle crash

CORINTH — An early morning collision on U.S. Highway 72 has claimed the life of a 34-year-old Iuka man.

Authorities identified the victim has 34-year-old Eric R. Compton.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says Compton’s car struck the rear of an 18-wheeler Wednesday morning on U.S. Highway 72, about two miles east of Alcorn County Road 218.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

The Associated Press