Head-on collision claims life along Hwy 15

A traffic accident in the Shady Gorve area near Laurel claimed the life of one individual while another remains in the hospital after being rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The head on collision took place at 11 a.m.

A Jasper county man was headed south on Hwy 15 when his car collided with northbound woman.

He was taken to South Central Regional Medical Center.

The other driver was pronounced dead on the scene, and traffic was closed for two hours while emergency crews worked to remove the body.