PRAIRIE, Miss. (WTVA) - A wreck Sunday evening in Monroe County claimed the life of an Aliceville, Alabama, man.
According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, the wreck happened at approximately 7:56 on Highway 45 Alternate in Prairie.
Alphonsia Sommerville Jr., 67, and his wife were pulling a utility trailer south.
His wife says a tire blew out and her husband lost control. The truck and trailer flipped in the highway’s median.
Sommerville was declared dead at the scene from multiple trauma, Gurley says. They were not wearing seatbelts.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP), the victim's wife was not injured in the accident.
MHP is investigating the crash.
Note: Information about wife's condition added Monday, June 1 at 2:56 p.m.