Lauderdale Man Dies in Lowndes County Crash

Lowndes County, Miss.

A fatal wreck Wednesday morning in Lowndes County killed a Lauderdale man.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says the 2-vehicle collision happened around 10:30 a.m. on Highway 45 at Primrose Road.

Officials say a black 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Deon L. Herlong, 31, of Lauderdale, was traveling north on 45 and had stopped to attempt a left turn when his truck was rear-ended by an International tractor trailer.

Herlong died at the scene. The driver of the rig, 36-year-old Jeremy Holliman of Millport, Ala., was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.