Waveland man killed on Lower Bay Rd in head on crash

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A Waveland man is dead and another man is in critical condition after their trucks crashed head on Thursday afternoon.

According to the Hancock County Coroner, 67-year-old Karl Dietz Jr. of Waveland was pronounced dead on the scene.

The accident happened on Lower Bay Road around 2pm.

According to Hancock County Sheriff's officials, one driver was northbound, the other was headed south. When one of the trucks tried passing another vehicle, they crashed head on into each other.

Rescuers had to use the Jaws of Life to free one of the drivers. The accident is still under investigation.

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