Man killed in overnight crash in Hattiesburg

Man killed in overnight crash in Hattiesburg
Officials said the driver of a Toyota Camry slammed into the back of an 18-wheeler that was stopped at a stoplight. (Vikki Layne)

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - One person is dead after a crash on U.S. Highway 49 in Hattiesburg late Sunday night.

According to Hattiesburg police, the crash happened just before 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Hwy. 49 and Edwards Street.

Officials said the driver of a Toyota Camry slammed into the back of an 18-wheeler that was stopped at a stoplight.

Police said the driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene. Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem identified the driver as 32-year-old Willie Jermaine Smith, of Hattiesburg.

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