Fatal crash involving 18 wheeler stops traffic for several hours - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Fatal crash involving 18 wheeler stops traffic for several hours

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A tractor-trailer crashed into a small truck killing its driver in Marshall County on Tuesday night.

The Marshall County coroner identified the driver of the small truck as Barton P. Cox of Tupelo, Mississippi.

The driver of the tractor-trailer is OK, but a Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson says the tractor-trailer caught fire.

Dozens of workers spent hours clearing the area. MHP closed part of Highway 78 for most of the night. It has since been reopened, but traffic may still be slow in the area.

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