Man dead after morning accident on I-20 - - Jackson, MS

Man dead after morning accident on I-20

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

One man has died and another person was injured in a car accident that backed up traffic for miles Wednesday morning on Interstate 20.

Spokeswoman Colendula Green of the Jackson Police Department says a woman was driving east on I-20 in a truck pulling a trailer. The trailer somehow became detached from the truck, gained speed, crossed the median, went airborne, and then crashed into two cars.

A man driving a Dodge Stratus was badly injured, according to Officer Green. She says the driver of a Toyota Camry was injured and taken to a Jackson hospital.

The driver of the Dodge was later pronounced dead. Officer Green identified him as Andre Brown, 40.

The westbound lanes of I-20 near I-220 were closed during much of the morning rush hour, but they were re-opened to traffic around 9:30.

Light rain was falling at the time of the accident, but it's not clear if weather was a factor.

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