Motorcyclist dies in crash on MS 28 in Simpson County

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SIMPSON COUNTY, Miss (WJTV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating after a motorcyclist died in a crash.

The accident happened on MS 28 near Simpson Central Middle School in Simpson County around 9:45 Sunday night.

Troopers said the motorcyclist, who has been identified as 50-year-old Dennis Wayne Franklin of Pinola, was traveling eastbound when he lost control.

After Franklin was ejected from the motorcycle, he was struck by a Kia Rio in the westbound lanes. He died from his injuries. The driver of the Kia Rio was not hurt.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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