STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Forrest County man died in a traffic accident on Highway 82 in Oktibbeha County early Friday morning.
Authorities say Micheal Glen Davis, 36, of Petal died after his car collided head-on with an 18-wheeler two miles from the Highway 82 - 182 intersection in the Center Grove community west of Starkville.
Authorties say Davis and the driver of the truck, William F. Smith, 58, of Fulton, attempted to avoid each other.
Oktibbeha County Coroner Micheal Hunt says Davis died instantly.
Authorities say Smith suffered minor injuries.
An MHP spokesperson says Davis was not wearing a seatbelt.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.