Driver killed when 18-wheelers collide on Mississippi highway, officials say

MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. — Two tractor-trailers were involved in a fatal accident in Marshall County Thursday, the Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed.

The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. near the Red Banks exit.

According to the Department of Public Safety, a 2006 Freightliner driven by Leander Webb, 61, of Como, Mississippi, was traveling eastbound on I-22.

A 2019 Freightliner driven by Timothy Scott, 50, of Cordova, Tennessee, was also traveling eastbound on I-22 when he collided with the rear of the 2006 Freightliner.

Leander Webb received fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead at Regional One Hospital.

Photos from a FOX13 viewer show debris from at least one of the tractor-trailers scattered at the scene.

This crash is still under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.