Driver killed in 18-wheeler accident in Bolton identified

Published 8:01 am Monday, August 12, 2019

BOLTON — A 57-year-old Jackson man died Monday from injuries he received when the 18-wheeler he was driving left Interstate 20 near Bolton and struck a bridge support.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Trooper Kervin Stewart said preliminary reports on the 6 a.m. wreck indicated Ricky L. Sumler was eastbound I-20 when the truck left the roadway, overturned and collided with a bridge support.

Sumler, the lone occupant of the vehicle, was ejected. He was carrying produce.

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Fatigue is believed to have been a factor in the wreck.

A second crash occurred when a motorist stopped to assist the first wreck and his Dodge pickup was struck by a Chevrolet S-10. The driver of the Dodge was not transported and the driver of the S-10 was transported to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries. Neither driver in the second wreck was identified.