Fatality confirmed in Stone County

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One man was killed this afternoon on Highway 49 in Stone County. Another person suffered life threatening injuries.
A vehicle traveling north on Highway 49 near Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Perkinston campus collided with a construction truck which was carrying a large lighted arrow around 1 p.m. That truck was positioned to indicate that drivers needed to change lanes to avoid construction.
Both passengers in that vehicle were life-flighted. The driver died during transportation. The passenger’s condition is unknown.
Northbound traffic was back up for about an hour.

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