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Car collides with log truck

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 6/19/2013 8:33 am
VAN VLEET, Miss. (WTVA) -- One person has been airlifted from the scene of a traffic accident on Highway 32 in Chickasaw County.

A Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson says a car collided with a log truck near Ross Hill around 4 p.m Tuesday afternoon.

Ronald Johnson, 47, of Houston was headed east when he fell asleep at the wheel and his car crossed the center line.

The driver of the log truck, James Wofford, 46, of Woodland, drove his truck off the side of the highway in an attempt to avoid hitting the car head-on.

The car struck the rear wheels of the truck trailer.

Johnson was airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo,

The accident remains under investigation.
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