A wreck on Interstate-20 about 20 miles west of Meridian at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday claimed the life of a trucker.
Thomas weaver, 48, of Lower Salem, Ohio, died in the crash at mile marker 102 in Newton County.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the one-vehicle accident.
"Information we have at this point, [the truck] left the highway, onto the shoulder, struck a tree. And what we know at this point, the tractor and the trailer both burned," said Sgt. Ronnie Carter, MHP spokesman.
Carter said Weaver was ejected from the cab. There were no other vehicles involved.