YAZOO COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department responded to a deadly accident Thursday afternoon.
The two-vehicle crash happened on MS 49 East near Carter Hill Road.
Master Sgt. Erick Henry said an International tractor truck was traveling southbound, when a Nissan pickup truck crossed over from the northbound lanes into the southbound lane and hit the 18-wheeler head-on.
The Nissan was occupied by two men. The driver, 30-year-old Adam Jones of Yazoo County, died at the scene. The passenger, 19-year-old Cody Nicholson, was airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. He is listed in critical condition.
The driver of the 18-wheeler, Dennis Haymer of Greenwood, was taken to Baptist Medical Center Yazoo with injuries. Master Sgt. Henry said Haymer was the owner of the 18-wheeler, which was not pulling a trailer at the time of the crash.
The accident is under investigation by MHP.