UPDATE: One dead after 18-wheeler accident in Forrest County - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

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UPDATE: One dead after 18-wheeler accident in Forrest County

An 18-wheeler and log truck collided in Forrest County just outside the Perry County line. An 18-wheeler and log truck collided in Forrest County just outside the Perry County line.
FORREST COUNTY (WDAM) -

A man has died after an 18-wheeler tanker struck a truck carrying logs on a trailer in Forrest County. 

Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict pronounced James Allen McLeod dead at the scene of the wreck. McLeod had a passenger in his truck, who was treated and released from a local hospital. 

The 18-wheeler fuel tank began to leak diesel after the accident, but Forrest County emergency management crews contained the leak.

Traffic is stalled on East US 98 in Forrest County a mile from the Perry County line. 

Use caution when traveling the area. 

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