Fatal Crash Involving a Log Truck on Hwy 19 South in Zama


The person who was fatally injured in the crash has been identified as Linnie Malone, 52-years-old of Philadelphia according to Attala County Coroner, Sam Bell.

At approximately 12:57 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 Attala County Fire Department, Zama Volunteers, EMS, Attala Deputies, and MS Hwy Patrol were dispatched to a crash on Hwy 19 South near the Zama Volunteer Fire Department.

The crash involved a loaded log truck and a pickup truck.Β  The driver of the pickup truck has been reported to be deceased.Β  No names have been released at this time.

The driver of the log truck has been transported to the hospital via ambulance.

The cause of the crash is currently unknown.Β  MS Hwy Patrol is in charge of the investigation.

We will update you here with more details as the story develops.

  1. Linda Hearon
    Linda Hearon
    July 19, 2023 at 3:38 PM

    So sad condolences to the family, please everyone becareful out there.

  2. Tracy
    July 19, 2023 at 4:37 PM

    I a**isted with this wreck today while traveling from Missouri to Florida. It was a horrific tragedy. I pray for the driver of log truck and family of deceased man.

    • Jennifer
      July 20, 2023 at 6:56 AM

      My name is Jennifer can you contact me.

    • laken
      July 20, 2023 at 10:06 AM

      it wasn’t a man . it was my aunt.

      • Tracy
        July 23, 2023 at 7:29 PM

        I apologize as I was not the one who went down to pickup. It was difficult to make much out with the damage to truck. I just pray for her family in the loss of loved one. I also pray for the driver of the log truck.

    • Johnny Ray Reeves
      Johnny Ray Reeves
      July 20, 2023 at 5:06 PM

      It was a woman, you must have been far away

  3. Sam
    July 19, 2023 at 5:15 PM

    Did the highway patrol to start stopping these big trucks on 19 and 35 from driving so fast and getting to close to the vehicles prayers for this person family so sorry to hear

    • Sharon
      July 20, 2023 at 7:24 AM

      So what happened? Do you know any details of the wreck except what is posted?

  4. Kathy Hudgins
    Kathy Hudgins
    July 19, 2023 at 6:01 PM

    Prayers for all involved

  5. Debbie Beevers
    Debbie Beevers
    July 19, 2023 at 7:30 PM


  6. Cherye Nabors
    Cherye Nabors
    July 19, 2023 at 9:06 PM

    So sorry for this she was a hard worker and helped everyon

  7. Lisa Carson
    Lisa Carson
    July 20, 2023 at 12:29 AM

    Extending ❀ felt sympathy & condolences.

  8. Concern Citizen
    Concern Citizen
    July 20, 2023 at 8:10 AM

    Wow ran upon this yesterday…I really thought they were logging.. traffic had to be rerouted…praying for both families… not pointing fingers but log trucks , school buses , and big trucks ( some not all ) think they own these hwys and you better get out of their way , simply drive too close…. so very sorry to hear this πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

  9. Yolanda Triplett
    Yolanda Triplett
    July 20, 2023 at 8:14 AM

    Praying for both families. My condolences to the deceased family πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

    • Jennifer
      July 20, 2023 at 11:06 AM

      Thank you

  10. Brooklyn
    July 20, 2023 at 10:11 AM

    As a wife to a truck driver, and who rides with him daily, you’d be surprised how many regular vehicles pull out in front of trucks thinking they can stop like your car and that’s just not the case. People need to learn how to drive with big trucks… Its easy to point a finger saying it’s the big trucks fault but I see everyday plenty of cars and regular civilians doing crazy stuff and I have to watch my husband not only drive and make it to the mills safely but part of his job is to watch other vehicles and avoid wrecks because they are unpredictable. The world only works right if we all work together, which means if you don’t know about an 18 wheeler, you need to ask someone that would. We need to help educate one another so maybe we can prevent sad things from happening. Also condolences to the family, I pray God puts his comforting arms around you and gets you through this time! And God bless everyone!

  11. MJ
    July 20, 2023 at 11:22 AM

    Well said Brooklyn! well said!!
    Praying for comfort

  12. Jj
    July 20, 2023 at 12:00 PM

    People always want to say truck driver when a wreck happens..cars and trucks speed a lot wait entil last minute to single and pa** on hills speed don’t always kill it carelessness doing stuff that can wait and it’s mostly the small things so get the facts right before you judge my God bless them

  13. Kimberley
    July 20, 2023 at 3:00 PM

    Most truck drivers are the best and safest drivers get all the actual facts before pointing fingers this was a terrible accident and will be h****** the truck driver also family of deceased I am neither I worked a lot of wrecks as paramedic on the ambulance sometimes accidents just happen I pray for all involved and for people that worked this wreck in Jesus name Amen

    • Courtney Malone
      Courtney Malone
      August 15, 2023 at 12:16 PM

      I would just like to say the woman in the car accident it was my mom. I don’t care whose fault it was she’s gone. Everyone on your lost track of the actual reason for the Post.

  14. Scott
    July 21, 2023 at 9:48 AM

    People have to understand these trucks can’t stop like a car and stop taking chances thinking they can pa** other vehicles and beat a semi coming at them,not saying this is what happened by no means but they will pull out in front of them slam on breaks in front of them and make turns trying to beat the semi,please don’t do this,there was another incident on 45 north where the car ran up under the rear of a loaded log truck,so sorry for the family of this lady that passed and the log truck driver that has to live with this everyday for the rest of his life

  15. Barbara Caraway
    Barbara Caraway
    July 21, 2023 at 9:56 PM

    Condolences to this family. She was a very sweet lady. Thoughts and prayers to all


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