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Driver killed in Monroe Co. collision identifed

Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers identified the driver killed after a collision on Highway 45 Alternate in Monroe County near the Lee County line.

Posted: May 14, 2018 10:54 PM
Updated: May 15, 2018 8:59 AM

MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - The driver of a car involved in a collision with a farm tractor Monday morning has been identified. 

Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers identified the deceased as Jamal Finnie, 26, of Okolona. 

The accident happened just before 9 a.m., near Pine Grove Road, south of Shannon. 

RELATED: MHP identifies victim of fatal Monroe County crash

Those close to Finnie called him "Damian". 

One of Finnie's former pastors, Frederick Adams, Sr. says he was gone to soon. Adams added he had just talked to Finnie a couple months ago. He learned Finnie got a job, and the two made plans to meet and catch up. 

"He grew up to be a fine young man," said Adams. "And it's really shocking to the community to hear this news."

Adams says he visited Finnie's family after his body was identified. 

"Just a total shock, you know," said Adams. "Just asking everybody to keep them in their prayers as they go through this time of bereavement."

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