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Head-on Collision Claims Life of Petal Man

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI)-A head-on collision on Highway 82 West claims the life of a Petal man. It happened just after 12:30 this morning near Center Grove.

36 year-old Michael Glen Davis was traveling the wrong way in the west bound lane of 82.

58 year-old William Smith of Fulton was driving an 18 wheeler owned by Scott’s Transportation out of Verona and swerved to miss Davis.

Unfortunately, Davis swerved to the same lane resulting in his Toyota Camry striking the 18 wheeler head-on.

Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt says Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.

Smith was not injured.

Davis was in Starkville attending a conference.