Victim in Friday accident identified


The driver of a log truck that was killed in a one-vehicle accident near The Pines mall Friday morning was identified Saturday by Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley.

Kelley said the victim was Michael D. White, 55, of Magnolia, who was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Eric Belcher at 11:21 a.m.

On Friday, Police spokeswoman Regina Vontunglen said the accident occured when the truck attempted to exit Interstate 530 onto East Harding Avenue and the driver apparently lost control, causing the truck to turn over.

Police are continuing their investigation into the accident.