Starkville man dies in crash

Published 1:52 pm Thursday, September 24, 2009

A two-vehicle accident on Highway 82 just west of the Highway 45 Alternate exit in Oktibbeha County has claimed the life of a Starkville man.

Authorities say 29-year-old Nicholas Hendrix was killed when his late-model SUV crossed the median while traveling west and was struck head-on by an eastbound 18-wheeler.

County Coroner Michael Hunt said Hendrix was taken to Oktibbeha County Hospital Monday where he was pronounced dead.

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The driver of the 18-wheeler, Mark McCord of Ecru, was treated for minor injuries and released.