Interstate Wreck Kills One, Injures One

Clarke County, Miss.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol says an Ellisville, Miss., man died early Thursday in a wreck on Interstate 59.

The crash happened at 4:27 a.m. near the 136 mile marker in Clarke County.

CPL Andy West says the driver, 30-year-old Timothy O. East, died when his northbound 2005 Dodge Durango went into the median and struck a concrete bridge pillar.

The driver's brother, Christopher East, 32, was taken to Anderson Hospital in Meridian with non-life threatening injuries.

West said both occupants were wearing their seat belts. The only airbag that deployed was on the driver's side.