PEARL RIVER COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The 79-year-old victim of a car accident Friday afternoon has been identified as Robert C. Guthrie of Picayune. The Mississippi Highway Patrol investigated the crash at approximately 2:40 p.m. in Pearl River County. The crash happened on Highway 43 near Salem Road.
Troopers say upon arriving on the scene, it appeared a 42-year-old female was traveling south on Highway 43 in a 2006 Nissan Altima. According to MHP, the Nissan attempted to make a left turn onto Salem Road and entered the northbound lane. Troopers say the Nissan crashed into the front driver's side of a 1996 Ford F-150 driven by Guthrie. MHP says after the collision the Ford overturned and came to rest on Highway 43.
MHP says Guthrie was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash, and the driver of the Nissan had no reported injuries. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.