Update: Fatal wreck in western Attala County


Update: A Sallis man was killed in a wreck in western Attala County Wednesday night.

Attala County Coroner Sam Bell said 54-year-old Joey Netherland was pronounced dead at the scene of the two-vehicle wreck.

The accident happened around 6:50 pm in Newport just west of the Hwy 14/429 intersection. The official cause of the accident is under investigation, but the vehicles involved were a truck and a tractor.

Attala County deputies, Attala County Fire & Rescue and troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol were dispatched to the scene.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is in charge of the investigation.

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