Wesson man killed in Copiah County crash


COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) is investigating a crash that killed a Wesson man.

According to Trooper First Class Ron Bosarge, the accident happened just before 2:00 a.m. on U.S. 51 north of J & M Drive in Copiah County on Monday.

A 2012 Chevrolet Malibu was being driven by Leobardo G. Morales, 42, of Wesson. Bosarge said the front of Morales’ vehicle collided with the front of a 2018 Freightliner, which was being driven by Craig A. Shields, 63, of Hollandale.

Morales died at the scene. There were no other injuries.

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