Truck driver killed in 18-wheeler wreck on I-59

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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) One person was killed in an 18-wheeler wreck on Interstate 59 in Lauderdale County Thursday afternoon.

It happened in the northbound lane around the 140 mile marker around noon Thursday.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol said the truck driver was confirmed dead on the scene. Sgt. Andy West with the MHP says the 18-wheeler was carrying cement products.

Sgt. West says the truck ran off the road and hit a tree.

The victim has not been identified at this time. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.