NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) — A man from Walnut died in a Thursday morning traffic accident in Tippah County.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol said Billy S. Barnes, 41, lost his life after his motorcycle struck the back of an 18-wheeler on Highway 4 east of Ripley near County Road 534.
Sergeant Gary Stanton said the semi was pulling into the highway from a private drive when the accident happened.
The driver of the big rig was not hurt.