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

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

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.