Mississippi Records First Death from Isaac

A tow truck driver was killed Thursday morning in Picayune when a tree fell on his truck, the first fatality in Mississippi from Tropical Storm Isaac.

Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage has identified the victim as 62-year-old Gregory Alan Parker of Picayune.

Turnage says Parker was killed when a tree fell on his truck while returning from an unsuccessful call.

Turnage says Parker had gone out to tow a pickup truck that was stuck in a ditch on Mississippi Highway 43 North and abandoned by its driver. He says Parker decided it was too muddy and the wind was too strong to attempt the tow.

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