Fiery crash on I-20 sends one man to the hospital - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Fiery crash on I-20 sends one man to the hospital

 Pearl Police Captain Brian McGairty said around 12:55 p.m. Saturday a one vehicle accident occurred on I-20 East.

McGairty said witnesses told authorities the driver, identified as a 46-year-old male, was attempting to pass a vehicle on the shoulder of the roadway of I-20 east, west of the Airport Rd. Exit 52, when he lost control and went back across I-20 and struck the median.

Captain McGairty said the white 2003 Acura TL at that point caught fire.

We're told the man had to be removed from the vehicle by the Jaws of Life.

McGairty said the man was in and out of consciousness as he was being transported via ambulance to an area hospital.

Authorities said the man was the only occupant in the vehicle.

Both the Pearl Police and fire department responded to the accident.

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