Man killed in Pearl River Co. crash identified

Man killed in Pearl River Co. crash identified
Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage has identified the Poplarville man killed in a head-on collision Monday morning.

PEARL RIVER COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage has identified the Poplarville man killed in a head-on collision Monday morning.

Turnage identified the man as 40-year-old Shane Odom.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Chase Elkins said the two-vehicle crash happened just before 6 a.m. on state Route 43.

Elkins said Odom was driving west on the highway when a 2006 Dodge, driven by a 30-year-old Louisiana man, tried to make a left turn in front of him. The two vehicles crashed head-on.

Elkins said Odom was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Dodge was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, Elkins said.

Neither man was wearing a seat belt, according to MHP.

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