Heart Attack Leads to Crash on Meridian Highway

Meridian, Miss. A man was killed Saturday morning on Highway 19 South in Meridian when he had a heart attack while driving.

Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler says 89-year old Jim Murphy was stopped on Sand Flat Road. Murphy let his foot off the brake during a heart attack and the Mississippi Highway Patrol says he veered into oncoming traffic.

The passengers of the other car involved were not seriously injured as a result of the collision.