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Lee County collision seriously injures tractor driver

The wreck involved an 18-wheeler and a farm tractor.

Updated Article - A Shannon man was seriously hurt after an 18-wheeler collided with his tractor.

Posted: Apr 29, 2019 3:29 PM
Updated: Apr 30, 2019 12:47 PM

Note: This article was modified on Tuesday, April 30, to include the name of the tractor driver and more information from the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

SHANNON, Miss. (WTVA) - A tractor driver was seriously hurt after an 18-wheeler collided with his tractor. 


The wreck involved an 18-wheeler and a farm tractor.

The wreck happened on Monday afternoon in the southbound lane of Highway 45 Alternate near County Road 506.

The 18-wheeler suffered severe damage to its front.

The tractor lost a front wheel but remained upright.

Law enforcement officers and medical personnel responded to the scene.

A helicopter also responded.

On Tuesday, the Mississippi Highway Patrol identified the tractor driver as Ronald Herndon, 65, of Shannon. 

Public Information Officer Jason Roe said the tractor was rear-ended by the 18-wheeler.

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