JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Byram man died in a Jones County crash on Tuesday morning.
According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Travis Luck, a semi-trailer truck traveling east on Highway 84 collided with a Ford Escape traveling north on Highway 184 as the Ford attempted to cross the eastbound lane at Highway 84. The crash happened around 10:20 a.m.
Luck said the driver of the Ford, 85-year-old Robert Patt, was transported to South Central Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A dog traveling with Patt was discovered at the scene minutes later and was rescued by Southern Cross Animal Rescue. The dog was not injured and is doing fine.