One dead after 18-wheeler strikes vehicle in Hazlehurst


HAZLEHURST, Miss. (WJTV) – One man is dead after a collision with an 18-wheeler Tuesday afternoon.

Billie Ray Smith, 53, died after an 18-wheeler struck his van on Highway 28 and Lake Street around 1:37 p.m. according to Hazlehurst Police Chief Byron Swilley.

Smith was the only person in the van.

The accident is under investigation at this time.

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