Vehicle runs into Vicksburg PD building, one dead - - Jackson, MS

What caused the fatal crash into the Vicksburg Police Department?

VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A fiery car crash ended with one man dead  in Vicksburg, after his vehicle hits the city's police department.

It happened around 7 p.m. Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong said the vehicle was traveling northbound when it veered off and crashed into the back of the police dept. building.

The impact caused the car to catch fire. The driver, Carl James of Vicksburg, died at the scene.

Chief Armstrong says they're just fortunate nobody inside the station was injured or killed.

The chief says he doesn't believe it was foul play. He thinks it was a medical condition that may have caused James to hit the building.

Chief Armstrong adds that they'll have to temporarily close off part of the juvenile area, but he'll know more once they've fully assessed the scene.

The fire is also causing Vicksburg Municipal Court to move to the Warren County Courthouse for Friday's session. Court will be held on the second flood in the Circuit Court courtroom

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