UPDATE – Millport Man Dies In Columbus Car – Truck Crash

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – A Millport, Alabama man is dead following a mid morning crash on Highway 82.  Coroner Greg Merchant says 77 -year old Roland Brewer died Monday afternoon from his injuries.  The accident happened when somehow Brewer began going the wrong way on Highway 82 and colliding with an 18-wheeler.

The crash happened in the curve of a bridge, just before the 18th Avenue exit, just before 11:00 this morning.

Witnesses and police tell WCBI the white minivan was going east in the westbound lane.

The truck driver hit his brakes to avoid Brewer.

The back axels hit the van and came off the trailer.

Highway 82 was shut down for a period of time, as crews worked for hours to clear the scene.


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