One person dies in fatal accident in Newton


One person was killed in an accident on Interstate 20 in Newton after he apparently fell asleep at the wheel.

Newton Police Chief Harvey Curry says 40-year-old Jarvis Walker of Jackson was killed in an accident on I-20 near mile marker 109 around 7 a.m on Saturday.

Chief Curry says it appears the driver fell asleep and then crashed his car into the rear of an 18-wheeler that was parked on the shoulder of the interstate.

Newton police are handling the investigation.