Brookhaven man killed in Wednesday accident

Published 5:00 am Friday, June 8, 2007

A Brookhaven man was killed Wednesday night on Highway 583, saidLincoln County Coroner Clay McMorris.

McMorris said 24-year-old Edward Harold King, known to hisfriends as Ed, was pronounced dead on those scene after beingejected from his 1990 GMC truck around 7 p.m. Wednesday night. Hewas believed to be on his way home from work, McMorris said.

“He ran off the east shoulder of Highway 583, oversteered andcollided with a culvert. The truck overturned several times and thedriver was ejected,” said Mississippi Highway Patrol Master Sgt.Albert Johnson.

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The accident occurred on Highway 583, 4.2 miles south of Highway84. Johnson said it did not appear that King was wearing hisseatbelt.

McMorris said King, a welder, was unmarried and had no children.He lived on Highway 84.

Riverwood Family Funeral Service is handling the localarrangements, which are not yet complete.