Fatal crash on U.S. 82 Friday

By: 
Jim Gaines
Staff Writer

A Mathiston man died in a crash on U.S. Highway 82 West on Friday morning.
Roger Swindle, 48, was driving his white 2001 Ford F-150 pickup east on 82 about 8:25 a.m. near Toby Henry Road when he rear-ended a white 2012 GMC Yukon, driven by Jennifer Breazeale, 43, of Starkville, according to a report from the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Swindle's Ford came to rest in the eastbound lane, while Breazeale's Yukon rolled over in the median.
Swindle was pronounced dead at the scene by the Oktibbeha County coroner, while Breazeale was taken to OCH Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according to the report from Sgt. Criss Turnipseed, public affairs officer for MHP Troop G.
Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney said his deputies assisted with traffic control until the scene was clear.
The accident is still under investigation by MHP.

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