MONROE COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Derriun Taylor of Perryville, Missouri, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Monroe County, Georgia 18-wheeler crash Saturday morning.

Taylor, 49, was killed in a tractor-trailer rollover crash on Interstate 75 near Jackson in Saturday morning.


According to reports, Taylor was operating a big-rig on I-75, when for unknown reasons, the truck crossed centerlines and exited the roadway near High Falls Road in Jackson. The vehicle then traveled down an embankment and rolled over around 5 a.m. Saturday.

Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Monroe County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,424. The county seat is Forsyth. The county was created on May 15, 1821. The county was named for James Monroe. Monroe County is included in the Macon, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.