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Driver in fatal accident identified

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Master Sgt. Kervin K.Stewart with the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol has identified the man killed early Sunday in a single vehicle crash on US 61 North as Tommy Duchesne, 65,of Vicksburg.

The driver was not wearing a seatbelt (photo by David Day)

At approximately 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on US Highway 61 just north of Oak Ridge Road in Warren County.

Preliminary reports indicate that a pickup truck was traveling southbound when, for unknown reasons, it left the roadway and collided with a tree. The driver, who was the sole occupant, was not wearing his seatbelt and died as a result of his injuries.

This crash remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Vicksburg and Warren County Services responded to the crash scene and assisted with victim recovery. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the accident investigation and recovery as well. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey.

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