1 person dead following head on collision on Highway 26 early Monday morning

(WXXV) — One person is dead after a head on collision in Stone County early Monday morning.

According to the Mississippi State Highway Patrol, State Troopers responded to a two vehicle collision that occurred early Monday morning at 6:02 a.m. on Highway 26 and Walton Road, about one mile west of Wiggins.

The car accident tragically claimed the life of a George County resident. When State Troopers arrived on scene, it appeared that a head on collision occurred in the westbound lane of Highway 26 that involved a Peterbuilt tractor trailer dump truck and a Chevrolet Pickup.

Authorities say the accident is currently under investigation. The name of the deceased victim is not being released until the next of kin is notified.

Highway 26 was reopened for travel at 11:50 a.m. after work crews hauled in heavy equipment to clear the wreckage.

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