Benton County man killed in Union County Tuesday morning when his vehicle collides with a truck carrying oxygen

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April 12th, 2022     General News


A Benton County man was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 22 in Union County, Tuesday morning, April 12, 2022.

The accident involved a passenger vehicle that ran into the rear end of an 18-wheeler carrying liquified oxygen.

Killed was Benjamin King, age 42, of Hickory Flat.

Union County Coroner Pam Boman, who pronounced the victim dead at the scene, told NEMiss.News the accident was on I-22 near where the County Road 2 overpass crosses the interstate highway.

The collision occurred between 7 and 8 a.m.

Mr. King was the only passenger in his vehicle.

Accidents involving trucks carrying oxygen carry an additional risk of fire. However, there was no explosion.

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