Truck driver killed on Mississippi interstate when two 18-wheelers collide

Published 3:57 pm Monday, May 8, 2023

A truck driver was killed in an accident involving two 18-wheelers Monday morning on a stretch of Mississippi interstate.

Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol report that the wreck occurred shortly after midnight Monday.

The victim was identified as David Loper, 59, of Moselle.

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Loper died when he crashed into another 18-wheeler that had overturned on Interstate 20 in Lauderdale County.

The driver of the other 18-wheeler received moderate injuries.

The crash is under investigation.