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Oxford man dies in Highway 76 wreck

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 10/08/2013 2:03 pm
OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- An Oxford man has died as the result of a traffic accident on Highway 76 Tuesday morning.

MHP spokesperson Joey Miller says Carl Lockehart, 47, was driving a 2013 Dodge Charger when he rear-ended a log truck.

Lockehart's vehicle caught fire and a passing motorist pulled him from the vehicle.

He was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital - North Mississippi where he later died.

The accident happened near the Lafayette-Pontotoc County line around 7:20 a.m.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is continuing the investigation.

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