Highway 51 crash leaves 1 dead

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CANTON, Miss. (WJTV) — One person died in a crash in Canton Monday night.

Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland said 25-year-old Josten Day died from his injuries.

The crash happened on Highway 51 Monday evening.

Police Day was headed north on the two-lane highway when a driver traveling in the opposite direction tried to pass a car.

Authorities said Day went off the road to keep from hitting the vehicle head-on. Law enforcement said he lost control of the vehicle and hit a pole.

Day was wearing a seatbelt. 

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