MDOT Worker Dies in Accident

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Shaw, Miss.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says a department of transportation worker died in a two-vehicle accident near Shaw in Bolivar County.

State Trooper Tony Dunn says the accident occurred Tuesday when an 18-wheeler towing an excavator collided with an MDOT work truck, driven by 50-year-old Henry Butler from Rosedale.

Dunn says Butler's truck was following behind a work crew making repairs to U.S. Highway 61.

Dunn says impact pushed both vehicles into the median where they caught fire. He says Butler was pronounced dead at scene.

Dunn says the driver of the 18-wheeler and a passenger suffered moderate injuries. Their conditions were not known. The accident is under investigation.