Co-workers shocked over death of city employee in motorcycle cra - - Jackson, MS

Co-workers shocked over death of city employee in motorcycle crash

Torance Jackson (Source: Friend of victim) Torance Jackson (Source: Friend of victim)
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Thursday morning Jackson Police were on the scene of a deadly motorcycle accident at Bailey Avenue and Woodrow Wilson. 

Friends and co-workers have identified the victim as 22-year-old Torance Jackson. We're told he died at the scene.  

Within minutes, Jackson city employees were at the crash scene, staring in disbelief at their co-worker's mangled motorcycle, and the huge dent it left in the side of the truck.

Nate Cornish, a co-worker says, "I was training him and he left the job for a hot second to go to the store, and when I called they called me."

Just recently, Jackson was hired in the Telecommunications Department for the City of Jackson.

"Its a terrible loss. He's a good kid," George Brown, the manager of the Jackson Telecommunications Department says. "Came on board through our city workers program. From that point he was anxious in doing the right job, the right way. Very ambitious as far as career."

Police say the truck turned in front of Jackson, but it's not known who had the right of way.

Other motorcycle riders came to the scene to offer their condolences.

Cleo Hollis of Friends of Fallen Riders says, "It's a terrible feeling because last year we lost a brother. Our prayers go out to the family and other bikers in the community that knew him."

The driver of the truck was not injured.

An investigation is underway to determine if the motorcycle rider or truck driver were at fault.

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