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Body found on Mississippi highway

Photo courtesy of the Jackson Police Department

Jackson Police are investigating a fatal vehicle accident involving a pedestrian that occurred on Interstate 55 near Downtown Jackson.

The body of a male was discovered between the north and southbound lanes by a state road maintenance worker, just after 3:00 p.m. on Monday.

The condition of the victim suggested that he had been there for more than a day, and the injuries to the body appeared to be consistent with being struck by a vehicle.

The identity of the victim is currently unknown and investigators are 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). This investigation is still ongoing.

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