Wreck claims life of Hattiesburg man

Wreck claims life of Hattiesburg man
Wreck Scene

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Wednesday night one-vehicle accident on Interstate 59 claimed the life of a Hattiesburg man.

According to Forrest County Deputy Coroner Jonathan Nobles, Jack Keene, 47, has been identified as the victim in the wreck that occurred just north of the Highway 11 bridge, off the north bound side of I-59.

Hattiesburg Police Lt. Jon Traxler it appears the vehicle was traveling north bound when it struck the bridge and went down an embankment around 10 p.m.

"It is believed that the driver was also involved in a prior hit and run on 59 just south of Hattiesburg as well," said Traxler.

Traxler stated that the wreck is still under investigation, but that alcohol and speed may have been a factor.