Crystal Springs man killed in I-55 crash just north of Lincoln County line

Published 7:52 am Thursday, November 3, 2016

A Crystal Springs man died this morning after his car crashed into trees on the side of I-55 near Wesson, authorities said.

Howard Shawn McClendon, 42, was killed in the crash, which happened around 5 a.m. about a half mile north of the Lincoln County line in Copiah County, Cpl. Eric Henry with the Mississippi Highway Patrol said.

Henry said McLendon was driving a Chevrolet SUV north on I-55 when he lost control of his vehicle and ran off the road, slamming into trees.

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McLendon was ejected from the car and killed immediately, Henry said.

The wreck remains under investigation.