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1 killed in 3-vehicle wreck on I-55

At approximately 9:45 p.m. Thursday, the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a three-vehicle wreck on I-55 in Lincoln County just north of exit 38.

MHP Troop M Cpl. Craig James said a 2011 Toyota Tundra driven by 25-year-old Christopher Spear of Crystal Springs was traveling south on the interstate when his vehicle veered onto the right shoulder and collided with a parked, unoccupied vehicle. Spear’s truck then came back into the roadway and stalled in the left lane.

Spear was standing outside his vehicle off the left shoulder when another vehicle traveling southbound swerved to avoid the stalled truck and struck Spear, said Cpl. James.

Spear was killed by the collision and pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle that struck the Copiah County man was driven by 28-year-old Litmarcus Harrell, of McComb. Harrell was not injured in the collision.

The crash remains under investigation by MHP.