Lucedale man killed on Hwy 63

GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A Lucedale man died Tuesday night when his vehicle was struck by an 18-wheeler on Highway 63.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Spokesman Johnny Poulos told WLOX News that Alvin Cox, 53, was traveling southbound on Highway 63 in George County at around 7:30pm. When he tried to cross Highway 98, an 18-wheeler ran into Cox's 2006 Scion.

Alvin Cox was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials said this was the first fatality on a south Mississippi roadway this holiday season.

The driver of the rig, Tillis Morris, 46, of Tylertown, was not harmed.

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