Tow truck driver killed on I-55 in DeSoto County was also off-duty police officer

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — A man is dead following a car accident in DeSoto County.

According to the Desoto County Sheriff’s Department, a tow truck driver identified as Tommy R. McKee was loading a car onto his wrecker when another motorist identified as Devan E. Simpson hit and killed him in the northbound lanes of I-55 near the the East Commerce Street exit.

Simpson was issued a citation for failure to move over.

McKee was a police officer in Crenshaw, Mississippi and was off-duty when he was killed. He had only been with the department for about two months, authorities said.

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