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Driver killed in morning truck fire IDed

It's a hot and muggy Friday afternoon in the Jackson metro area, but the good news is that it is Friday.

The driver of an 18-wheeler that ran off I-55 early this morning and caught fire, has been identified as 43-year-old Robert H. Garland of Missouri.

Plus, Hinds County Deputy Coroner Stephanie Meachum has identified the pedestrian who was killed after being struck by a suspected drunk driver Wednesday night as Jessie Lee Thomas, 71, of Hinds County.

And, U.S. employers added 162,000 jobs in July, a modest increase and the fewest since March. At the same time, the unemployment rate fell from 7.6% to a 4½-year low of 7.4%.

In sports, a look in on Ole Miss football practice.

Clear skies and 91 degrees in the metro but it feels like 102. Get your full First Alert Forecast.

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