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Palmyra Man Killed in Accident

A Palmyra man was killed trying to cross Highway 61 with a grain hauler at Marion County Road 338, five miles north of Palmyra, Thursday afternoon. The State Highway Patrol says 52-year-old Keith Triplett was trying to cross the highway around 4:15, when he was hit by a semi whose driver had failed to yield. Triplett was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver, 40-year-old Marcus Jethrow of Columbus, Mississippi, had minor injuries and was taken to Quincy.

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