Perry County man dies in overnight crash

Perry County man dies in overnight crash

PERRY COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Perry County man lost his life in a car crash Monday night.

According to The Mississippi Highway Patrol, troopers responded to the scene of an accident in the westbound lane of Highway 42 around 7:29 p.m.

Public Information Officer for Troop J Brent Barfield said that when deputies arrived they found Wayne Smith, 68.

Smith's vehicle had left the road and collided with a tree, according to Barfield.

Barfield said the Perry County Coroner pronounced Smith dead on scene.

The accident is still under investigation by MHP.