Starkville man hurt in crash with log truck

Jim Gaines
Staff Writer

A two-vehicle collision on Highway 82 sent a Starkville man to the hospital early Monday afternoon, but his injuries did not appear life-threatening, according to Trooper Gregory Bell of the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Marvin J. Wordlaw, 53, of Starkville, was going north through the crossover of Highway 82 and County Lake Road about 12:50 p.m., northwest of Starkville, according to the news release from Bell. Wordlaw, driving a bronze 1995 GMC pickup, entered the westbound highway lane as a purple 2002 Peterbilt – pulling an empty log trailer – came west on the highway.
The Peterbilt, driven by Anthony W. Fulgham, 43, of Mathiston, hit the right front of Wordlaw's pickup, spinning it around until it hit the log trailer, according to the news release.
“The GMC then left the highway to the left and traveled into the median,” Bell said. “The Peterbilt jackknifed and traveled off the north shoulder of U.S. 82 before coming to rest.”
Fulgham was uninjured. Wordlaw was taken to OCH Regional Medical Center with “moderate, non-life threatening injuries.” The accident remains under investigation.