I-10 Crash Victims Identified

The names of the victims killed in a Saturday night collision have been released.

Jackson County coroner , Vicki Broadus tells us the driver of the passenger vehicle has been identified as 59-year old Kevin BenefieldĀ of Moss Point.

The driver of the 18-wheeler has been identified as 59-year old Donald Lockhart.

Broadus tells us Lockhart had a medical emergency that rendered him unconscious, causing him to lose control.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Corporal Jason Gazzo with the Mississippi Highway Patrol tells us the accident happened around 6:00 Saturday evening.

He says the 18-wheeler was traveling westbound. The driver lost control, crossed the median and struck a passenger car in the eastbound lanes.

The 18-wheeler is carrying a hazardous material. The tank did not rupture, according to Corporal Gazzo.

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