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UPDATE: Georgia man identified as victim of fatal 18-wheeler wreck

Sherman Police Chief Joel Spellins confirms the driver of the 18-wheeler has died.

Posted: Oct. 22, 2018 5:33 PM
Updated: Oct. 23, 2018 2:25 PM

Update 10/23/18 2:22 p.m.

The victim has been identified as Hank W. Sweatman, 60, of Stockbridge, Georgia, according to Sherman Police Chief Joel Spellins.

Update 10/22/18 11:19 p.m.

Sherman Police Chief Joel Spellins confirms the driver of the 18-wheeler has died. His name will be released once his family is notified. The driver is from out of state.

See the original post below.

SHERMAN, Miss. (WTVA) - Traffic is backed up after a motor vehicle collision involving an 18-wheeler on I-22 near Sherman, according to Tupelo police. 

The tanker truck could be seen on its side and hanging off the side of a bridge. 

Tupelo police were asked by the Mississippi Highway Patrol to divert traffic coming from the west, and officers will do so at the McCullough Boulevard exit. 

Drivers are asked to use caution around this area. 

Sherman police are investigating with MHP and Tupelo police assisting.

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