UPDATE: NY man dies after crash on I-59

UPDATE: NY man dies after crash on I-59

The driver who was rushed to Forrest General Hospital after slamming into a tree off Interstate 59 in Hattiesburg has died.

Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem identified the man killed in the crash as 31-year-old Scott Fish Jr., of New York.

The crash happened around 9 a.m. Wednesday on the southbound side of the interstate near the Hardy Street exit.

Traffic in the area was backed up for some time while first responders worked to clear the scene. The roadway is now clear.