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DNA identifies Louisiana man killed in Mississippi wreck

August 20, 2018

BENTON, Miss. (AP) — Investigators have confirmed the identity of a Louisiana man who died in a crash in Mississippi.

WLBT-TV reports that the Mississippi Crime Lab used DNA to identify 32-year-old Shawn “Corey” King of Benton, Louisiana.

King was supposed to start a new job, and relatives reported him missing Aug. 3. Yazoo County authorities found his body Wednesday in a field near Benton, Mississippi, off of state Highway 16.

Yazoo County Investigator Terry Gann says it appears King fell asleep while driving. His SUV crashed into a tree, and Gann says there were no skid marks.

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