Accident late Sunday on I-20 claims the life of Vicksburg man

Published 7:57 am Monday, April 6, 2020

A two-vehicle crash involving a parked 18-wheeler claimed the life of a Vicksburg man late Sunday night.

According to a report from the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Jody W. Chapin, 38, was killed when the truck he was driving on Interstate 20 westbound left the lane and collided with an 18-wheeler that was parked on the westbound shoulder.

The accident happened shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday near Bolton.

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The driver of the 18-wheeler was outside of his vehicle when it was struck and was hit by debris. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the 18-wheeler was not injured.

Authorities said the accident remains under investigation.