Update: MPD said in a press release: "The driver killed in the fatality accident earlier today on Interstate 55 in Madison has been identified as Devon Mannery, age 20, of Jackson, MS. The Madison Police Department sends its condolences to Mr. Mannery’s family and friends."
The Madison Police Department issued the following statement:
On 10/17/2016 at 11:03 AM, the Madison Police Department received a report of an automobile accident on Interstate 55 north of the Madison/Highway 463 exit near mile marker 108. Officers and emergency crews from the Madison Fire Department, Pafford EMS, and Air Care responded to the scene.
The initial investigation determined that a delivery truck was proceeding northbound on Interstate 55 past the Madison/Highway 463 exit in the right lane when a 2007 Chevrolet Impala passed the truck on the right shoulder of the roadway. The Impala then attempted to cut in front of the truck when the two vehicles collided. The Impala then proceeded through the left lane and into the center median area where the vehicle overturned two times. The driver of the Impala was ejected from the vehicle during the accident and was deceased on the scene. There were no other occupants in the Impala. The driver of the delivery truck was not injured. The identity of the deceased individual is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.
After the accident and during the investigation all lanes of the interstate were closed for a short period of time. As of this time north and southbound lanes are open but motorists are urged to use caution and expect further delays as the investigation continues.