1 killed in Covington County wreck

1 killed in Covington County wreck

COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A two-vehicle accident in Covington County claimed the life of a Mt. Olive man.

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Master Sgt. Brent Barfield, officers were dispatched to a vehicle vs. semi trailer accident four miles east of Collins on Highway 588 on Monday around 7 a.m.

Ryan Sanford, 45 of Mt. Olive, was pronounced dead on scene by the Covington County coroner.

"Wesley Nix, of Ellisville was driving his International semi-trailer East on Highway 588 when Ryan Sanford rear-ended him in a 2014 Hyundai," Barfield said.

The driver of the semi did not sustain any injuries in the wreck.

Sanford was a full-time EMT-I with Covington County Hospital EMS. He also worked part time with ASAP Ambulance Service.

Recently, he was a PRN with ASAP and was a nursing student at JCJC.