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1 killed, another injured in head-on collision involving 2 pickups in Vancleave


VANCLEAVE, Mississippi — Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says one man died and another was injured in a head-on collision involving two pickups on Paige Bayou View Road in Vancleave.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1BgRvX6) sheriff's deputies responded after receiving a 911 call about 5:15 p.m. Saturday.

Investigators say 41-year-old Travis Mallette, of Vancleave, was driving a black Ford Ranger that collided with a Ford F-150 driving by 32-year-old Jerrod Thornton, of Gautier.

Ezell says paramedics pronounced Mallette dead at the scene.

Thornton also suffered injuries and was taken to Memorial Hospital in Gulfport for treatment. The sheriff said he remained there Sunday.

The accident remains under investigation.

Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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