Sunday, February 24, 2019

Traffic Death on I-55

JPD issued the following statement. 


Jackson Police are investigating a fatal vehicle accident.  It happened just before 10:00 pm on yesterday evening. 


Officers responded to Interstate 55 southbound at the Lakeland Drive overpass regarding a single vehicle accident.  There, officers found a car that had left the roadway and struck a portion of the overpass. 

A total of five juvenile males occupied the vehicle.  Four were transported to a local hospital where two are listed in critical condition and two are in fair condition.  The fifth, a 15 year-old, was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The name of the victim is not yet being released.   

The exact cause of the accident is still unknown however, excessive speed is believed to have been a factor.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

There but for the grace of God . . . .

Anon-E-Mouse said...

Speed kills. Throw in an inexperienced driver and you have a recipe for disaster.

Anonymous said...

Throw in an expert from the cheap seats and you have an expert from the cheap seats.

Anonymous said...

I just passed by there. The car took out a good section of guardrail before hitting one of the bridge piers. Looks like there was a fire, too.

Anonymous said...

5 families devastated by speed. Sad so sad. mechanical governors should be placed on all teenager vehicles.

Anonymous said...

AGreed 5:54. This could have been me and my friends many times.

Anonymous said...

There was a video on Facebook someone took at the scene showing one of the yutes literally on fire running around with the person filming it screaming "he's on fire! oh lord he's on fire" The other fireball in the background was the car completely engulfed in flames. (Facebook promptly removed the video)

Anonymous said...

Thanks, 7:18. That will be comforting to the families.

Anonymous said...

It's really amazing that people here can make fun of a 15 year old dying.

Teenage male driver with 4 others in the car. Wet road. Tragic accident. Who among us hasn't ever sped in a car when we were that age...

What if it were your family member that was on fire and now in an induced coma?

Anonymous said...

At 5:54, I agree, but for ALL vehicles. The maximum should be the speed limit posted. I watch people not only in this state but everywhere I go drive like maniacs.

Anonymous said...

5:54 and 4:48, I'll go even further. People can still be killed driving the speed limit. The only solution is to ban cars entirely. After that, we can address the airplane, boat, bicycle, and horse riding deaths. I think we should only allow walking. Trump 2020!!

Anonymous said...

http://www.wlbt.com/2019/02/26/clinton-junior-high-teen-killed-crash-heading-celebrate-friends-birthday-movies/?fbclid=IwAR2aRW02kqcw8NNdtfGon6KmQVQV-wqABgy6dHPuGhDRloLJq7mVQpS1DPc

Anonymous said...

didn't even make the online clarion ledger....why are they still around?

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