A wreck early Monday on the interstate in Meridian took the life of John K. Drake, of Covington, Ga.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol says a red Ford F-150 was traveling northbound on Interstate 59 about 3:20 a.m. when the crash happened.
The truck left the road near mile marker 142, overturned several times and came to rest in the woods.
Drake would have turned 51 Tuesday. He was the only occupant of the vehicle. Officials say he was wearing his seatbelt.