Texas man killed when car runs off Mississippi interstate into river

Published 6:45 am Tuesday, February 21, 2023

A Texas man died after his car ran off the Mississippi interstate into the Tallahatchie River.

On Saturday, Feb. 18, at approximately 3:40 p.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on Interstate 55 in Panola County.

A 2006 GMC Sierra driven by 50-year-old Carlos A. Perza of Port Arthur, traveling north on I-55 when it ran off the road and into the Tallahatchie River.

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Carlos A. Perza received fatal injuries from the crash.

This crash remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.