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Walthall County accident claims life of Alabama man

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A Tuesday morning accident involving two 18-wheelers claimed the life of a Graysville, Alabama man.

The accident happened at around 8:30 a.m. on Hwy. 98 West near Stogners Fish Camp just outside of Tylertown.

Authorities say Robert Keeling Sr., 59, was a passenger in the sleeper of an 18-wheeler driven by his son, Robert Keeling Jr., 30. He was severely injured in the crash and was taken to Walthal General Hospital where he was pronounced dead by the Walthal County Coroner.

Both 18-wheelers were traveling west when the lead truck driven by Starsky Yates, 37, of Greneda slowed to make a right turn and was struck from behind by the truck driven by Keeling Junior.  Both drivers suffered minor to moderate injuries.

The west bound lane was closed for more than three-hours while the scene was cleaned up.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol continues to investigate the accident.

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