Driver dies after crashing into tree in Marion County

Source: MGN

MARION COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday morning in Marion County.

Troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the crash on State Route 44 near Improve Road around 6:15 a.m.

MHP Troop J spokesman Sgt. Travis Luck said the preliminary investigation shows the driver was headed east on the highway when the Ford Ranger pickup truck left the roadway and hit a tree. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Luck said there were no passengers in the truck when the crash happened. What caused the crash is still under investigation.

The driver’s name was not immediately released.