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Poplarville man killed in accident on Hwy 26 near Louisiana line

A Poplarville man died, and a Louisiana man was seriously injured after a crash early Monday morning in Pearl River County.

Mississippi Highway Patrol says the wreck happened at 5:50 a.m. on Highway 26 near the weigh scales. 40-year-old Shane Odom of the Crossroads Community near Poplarville was driving a 1993 Ford F-150 in the westbound lane. A 2006 Dodge driven by a man from Bush, LA, was in the opposite lane and attempted to turn left in front of the Ford. The two vehicles crashed head-on.

Odom was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries. The Louisiana man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. MHP reported that neither of the drivers were wearing a seat belt. The crash is still under investigation.


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