Hwy. 11 accident kills one motorist

PURVIS, MS (WDAM) - One man is dead after a head-on collision in Lamar County this evening. It happened just before 7 o'clock about a half-mile north of Purvis on Highway 11.

Details are incomplete at this point, but Sheriff Danny Rigel says a 53-year-old man from Hattiesburg died after his truck collided head-on with another vehicle. The 2 people in the other vehicle were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The victim's identity has not been released pending notification of the next of kin.

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