UPDATE: Troopers ID those involved in fatal Lowndes collision

Troopers have identified those involved in Thursday's fatal two-car collision in Lowndes County that shut down a section of Highway 45.

Posted: Sep 27, 2018 8:32 PM
Updated: Sep 28, 2018 9:15 AM

Update 09/28/18 9:07 a.m.

Troopers have identified those involved in Thursday's fatal two-car collision in Lowndes County that shut down a section of Highway 45.

Sgt. Derrick Beckom says a silver Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling south when it collided head-on with a white Freightliner, which was traveling north.

Louis McWilliams, 32, of West Point, was driving the Chevrolet. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gary Lynn Pulliam, 54, of Toccopola, was driving the Freightliner. He was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus with moderate injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

Beckom says the highway is back open.

See the original post below.

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A portion of Highway 45 in Columbus is shutdown after a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

At this time, the roadway between Mike Para Road and Oakdale Park is shutdown, Sgt. Derrick Beckom said. One fatality has been reported. 

The wreck was between an 18-wheeler and a Chevy Trailblazer and it happened just before 7 p.m. on Thursday. 

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