2 killed after wrong-way driver causes multi-vehicle crash on Mississippi interstate

Published 5:36 am Saturday, July 23, 2022

A driver going down the wrong way on Interstate 55 caused a crash that killed two people.

Jackson Police report that the crash occurred north of Byram at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Police say a driver, traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the interstate, hit multiple vehicles in the incident.

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The driver was traveling in the wrong direction.

The driver of another vehicle that was hit was also killed in the crash, police said.

The driver of a City of Jackson vehicle, which was also involved in the wreck, was injured and transported to a local hospital.

Between three and five vehicles were involved in the crash.

The crash continues to be under investigation.