Pedestrian hit, killed on I-55 - - Jackson, MS

Officials release identity of pedestrian killed on I-55

BYRAM, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Byram Police say a pedestrian was hit and killed by a Penske truck around 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

He has been identified as 51-year-old Russell Lloyd Conley, of Pearl, MS.

Officers responded to the northbound lanes of I-55 just south of Siwell Road, in Byram, on a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

The moving truck was traveling north and struck Conley as he was walking in the lane for traffic.

The crash occurred in the construction zone where there were no emergency lanes.

It is believed that Conley was walking from his disabled vehicle on Siwell Road to possibly get gas.

An autopsy and toxicology reports are scheduled. The investigation as to how Conley ended up on the Interstate continues.

The driver of the truck faces no charges.

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