One dies in morning collision

Published 6:29 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2018

A Vicksburg man was killed early Tuesday morning when his pickup and another pickup collided head-on on Haining Road.

The wreck occurred about 7:25 a.m. Tuesday. Vicksburg police Sgt. Bobby Jones said Michael Owens, 28, was killed when the Ford F-250 he was driving pickup collided with another F-250 driven by Michael Bailey, 32.

Bailey, Jones said, was westbound on Haining Road and was attempting to pass an 18-wheeler when he collided with Owens, who was eastbound.

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Owens was pronounced dead at the scene by Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey. Bailey was treated and released from Merit Health River Region. Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to remove Owens from the truck, which was lying in a ditch on the south side of the road. The wreck remains under investigation.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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