Fatal accident in Lamar County

HATTIESBURG, Miss – Lamar County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a car accident that left one man dead.

Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said deputies responded to a single car crash on Old Highway 24 near Cole Road around 10 o’clock this morning.

Authorities said the male driver was traveling westbound on Old Highway 24 when his truck left the road and hit a tree. The vehicle caught fire and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The body has been transported to Jackson for autopsy. Sheriff Rigel says the victim’s name will not be released until a report is available.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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