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2 killed in I-55 accident

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Jackson area man and woman were killed in a two vehicle crash Sunday evening near the northbound end of the I-55 high rise in Ponchatoula.

Louisiana State Police say 23-year-old Brandon Hampton of Clinton and 23-year-old Amanda Booker of Jackson were killed when their SUV drifted into the left northbound lane and sideswiped an 18-wheeler.

Hampton, the driver, overcorrected to the right, causing the vehicle to run off the road and overturn in canal along the east side of the interstate. The SUV came to rest upside down in approximately five feet of water.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, Steven Dardar of Houma, Louisiana, was wearing a seat belt and wasn't injured in the crash.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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