WAYNE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - An Alabama man is dead after an 18-wheeler crash in Wayne County Friday morning.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. 46-year-old Otis McCoy was traveling southbound on Highway 45 when he crashed.
An 8-year-old was also in the truck, and suffered moderate injuries.
The Wayne County coroner pronounced McCoy dead at the scene.
The crash happened around 6 a.m. and MHP got the call at 6:09 a.m. Authorities say it appears he tried to avoid hitting an animal and lost control of his Peterbilt flatbed truck.
According to witnesses on the scene, McCoy was trying to avoid a cow that was on the road.
Both McCoy and the child had to be extricated from the cab of the truck.
McCoy was from Gordo, Alabama. He worked for D & T Transport from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, according to MHP.