Motorcyclist killed in Lamar County wreck identified

Motorcyclist killed in Lamar County wreck identified
A motorcycle rider was killed Tuesday morning in Purvis. Source: MHP.
A motorcycle rider was killed Tuesday morning in Purvis. (Photo source: MHP)
A motorcycle rider was killed Tuesday morning in Purvis. (Photo source: MHP)

PURVIS, MS (WDAM) - A motorcyclist died after a crash Tuesday morning in Purvis, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Sgt. Travis Luck of Troop J identified the motorcycle driver killed in the accident as 45-year-old J.D. Hartfield Jr., of Purvis.

MHP troopers responded to the accident just before 9 a.m. on State Route 589 near Norman Road. Luck said the motorcycle was heading north on Highway 589 when it crossed the center line and collided with a SUV.

Luck said the motorcycle rider was transported by ambulance to Forrest General Hospital. The rider was pronounced dead on arrival. The identity is not being released at this time.

The driver of the SUV was transported to the hospital with cuts and bruises, Luck said.

The crash is still under investigation by MHP.