Brandon crash closed one lane on I-20 - - Jackson, MS

Jackson man killed in I-20 crash in Brandon

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BRANDON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A one-vehicle car crash on Interstate 20 in Brandon claimed the life of a Jackson man Tuesday morning.

Brandon Police Chief Brian Chalk says 38-year-old Melvin Lester Rhodes was traveling eastbound on I-20, just east of the Brandon exit, around 6:45 a.m. when his vehicle left the road and hit a tree in the median. It's unclear what caused the vehicle to leave the road.

Rhodes was pronounced dead at the scene. Chalk said Rhodes was not restrained at the time of the crash. There were no passengers in the vehicle.

The left lane of I-20 was closed Tuesday morning as emergency crews worked to clear debris from the crash.

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