One dead, another airlifted after 18-wheeler collides with car on Mississippi highway

Published 10:14 am Thursday, June 24, 2021

One man died and another was airlifted to a Jackson hospital when the driver of an 18-wheeler collided with another vehicle Wednesday.

According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 6 p.m. Wednesday on Mississippi Highway 43 north of Wilson Welch Road in Simpson County

Reports indicate that a 2022 Peterbilt truck, which was driven by Ervin Caves, 45, of Braxton, was traveling north when it collided with a 2001 Chevrolet S-10 which was traveling south.

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The Chevrolet was driven by John Lucas, 51, of D’Lo, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The other occupant of the Chevrolet was airlifted to UMMC. Neither was wearing a seatbelt.

The condition of the driver of the Peterbilt was not provided. The accident remains under investigation.