Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Pedestrian Killed Near Fortification Street.

JPD issued the following statement. 

Jackson Police are investigating a fatal vehicle accident involving a pedestrian that occurred on Interstate 55 southbound, just north of the Fortification Street overpass. 

The body of a male was discovered in the grassy median between the north and southbound lanes by a state road maintenance worker, just after 3:00 pm.  The condition of the victim suggested that he had been there for more than a day. The injuries to the body also appeared to be consistent with being struck by a vehicle. 

The identity of the victim is currently unknown.  Investigators are also awaiting the result of an autopsy to determine the cause and time of death. 

Anyone with information about this fatal accident is asked to call CRIME STOPPERS at 601-355-TIPS(8477).


Anonymous said...

There are numerous homeless people living in the woods on the west side of the waterworks curve. I would assume it could be one of them.

Anonymous said...

Since when is grass in that median deep enough to hide a body?

MadisonRulz said...

Pedestrian and interstate is a bad mix. A bit off topic, but how about the idiots crossing I-55 in the mornings betweeen Adkins and County Line. Just to save a half mile walk.

Anonymous said...

@4:57 AM - it's not, but a body along there looks like landscaping.

Anonymous said...

Before I moved here I had never once seen someone cross an interstate. Walk along side it when out of gas, change a tire, etc. --yes. But cross --never. Here I see it at least once a month and tragedies like this seem to happen multiple times a year. :(

Anonymous said...

Saw a woman this morning on the Lakeland overpass of I-55 let her daughter sit in the road and take a whiz... remarkable.

Anonymous said...

As long as the homeless are living in the woods Jackson's homeless problem does not need to be solved. It is only when the homeless come downtown for charitable assistance when it becomes a major crisis. The homeless can go anywhere they want just keep them the hell out of downtown Jackson.

Anonymous said...

8:52 - Which woods are you living in? 'The Homeless' are rampant in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

The homeless are living in makeshift shelters along 55 at Waterworks and behind the levee at end of High Street. Drug addicts....remember several years ago a young woman who was married to a Jackson businessman was found dead there near fortification street. Some one needs to go in and bust up the drug activity.

Anonymous said...

Why in the hell are people living in the woods when there are so many abandoned houses in Jackson?

Anonymous said...

Another problem is the old cars that people just leave on the roadside all over town. I drive I-220 daily and not a day goes by that I don't pass at least two broken down, abandoned cars on the side of the road. It's a twelve mile stretch of road and is littered with vehicles that people just leave for the city to tow.

I mean WTF, people?

Anonymous said...


How do you think employees at the impound lot supplement their income? Abandoned vehicles are their livelihood, for salvage parts to easily remove from impounded vehicles.

Anonymous said...

God bless the victim and forgive compassionless bloggers who cannot see past their hatred for the poor.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully whoever the sick bastard is who ran over this man and kept going will be brought to justice.

Anonymous said...

As I rode past the scene the JPD had the small orange cones out. Is that the same cones they use for crime scenes when someone is shot? I could be mistaken and correct me if I’m wrong. Things just weren’t adding up from what was reported compared to what I saw. It’s a shame someone got killed and makes you wonder what the circumstances were. We have all made mistakes before and I hope that whoever hit this person will be found. I’m quite sure they didn’t do it intentionally but things happen.

Anonymous said...

"....forgive compassionless bloggers who cannot see past their hatred for the poor."

Was waiting for a dumb-shit post like that one. Who is to say the dead person was poor? Who knows whether the driver who hit the dead person knew it was a person? Perhaps the dead person was lying in the roadway, drunk or ill...or was lying there and got up and got run over. Before you holier than thou assholes start preaching, get some facts....of which you have none at this point.

Blind eyes in the sky said...

How does a body, being basically human road kill, go unnoticed in the grass median of an interstate under the usual flight path of medical helicopters less than a mile away servicing St. Dominics and UMMC on a routine basis? What about Skycopter 3?! Anyone think that Richard Schwartz pays the buzzards to NOT perch on his billboard?

Anonymous said...

4:11, I can’t see any reasonable way that I could run over someone in the road and not know it. I’m not aware of any recent sandstorms or blizzards in the Jackson area that would have reduced visibility to the 10 foot level. It’s certainly possible they had no way of avoiding the accident but to leave the scene of a fatal hit and run is as low as it gets. If you can’t see, you should not be driving.

Anonymous said...

4:11 you are assuming that the victim was vertical. He could have been crumpled like a black plastic bag or looking like part of a truck tire or who knows what. You are also assuming the accident occurred in daylight and not at night and not in a rain. If you are heading south on I55 then you are just coming out of the water works curve and absorbing the merge from Woodrow Wilson; if you are headed north on I55 then you must get to center lane, at least, to continue north instead of east on Lakeland. Have no idea from which direction he was hit, if he was even hit at that location. Perhaps someone dumped him there. Many possibilities to examine and rushing to judgement seems wrong to me.

Anonymous said...

9:44...I'm 4:11. Not only did I NOT 'assume the victim was vertical', I suggested the victim might have been 'lying in the roadway drunk or ill'. That's hardly vertical. I offered a non-vertical possibility. And thank you for offering more.

And here's one more: If this victim tried to run across the highway and smacked into the side of a tractor-trailer going 66 mph, the driver would have no idea his vehicle had struck anything.

Anonymous said...

Road kill is road kill; DRT.

Anonymous said...

Has the person been identified yet?

Anonymous said...

Yes, he has been identified. Wlbt has the article posted. Authorities suspect a hit and run as cause.

Anonymous said...

'Hit and Run' will never fly.

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