Early morning accident kills 1, victim identified

HATTIESBURG, MS. - One person died in an early morning car accident according to the Hattiesburg Police Department (HPD).

The incident occurred on the intersection near Highway 98 and Highway 49.

According to HPD Spokeswoman LaTosha Myers, "Upon their arrival officers observed an accident involving an 18 wheeler truck and a single-cab pick-up truck."

Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict identified the driver of the pick-up truck as Clyde Dempsey Moore, 28, of Hattiesburg.

This is an ongoing investigation and if anyone has any information they are asked to contact the Hattiesburg Police Department Detective Division at 601-545-4971 or Metro CrimeStoppers at 601-582-STOP (7867).

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