A two-vehicle accident on U.S. 82 on Tuesday claimed the life of Matthew Miatech, 31, of Bruce. Mississippi State Troopers responded to the scene, just west of the Sunflower River Bridge, at around 4:15 p.m., and determined that Bruce was eastbound in a 2016 Ford that collided with the back of a 2015 Dodge truck driven by 26-year-old Shaquille Monroe of Kosciusko.
Monroe’s Dodge was not moving at the time of impact. Miatech was killed instantly and there is no report of Monroe’s condition at this time. Troopers reportedly believe that Miatech was using his cell phone at the time of the accident; however, the accident is still under investigation.