Truck driving wrong way on I-55 slams into car, kills one - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Truck driving wrong way on I-55 slams into car, kills one

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Around 2 am Friday morning, a witness says a truck was driving the wrong way on I-55 south near Northside Drive when it slammed head-on into another pick-up truck. 

Jackson police say the the white Dodge Ram slammed into a blue Ford F-150, trapping the driver in the vehicle. 

The victim, identified as James Freeman, was rescued and transported to UMMC where he was pronounced dead. He had injured to his head, chest and stomach area.

Witnesses say the driver of the Dodge ran from the scene on foot toward the Waffle House on Northside Drive. 

Officer were unable to locate the driver.

During the investigation, officers were able to identify the driver as Laertez Monshea Manyfield and he was taken into questioning. 

He has been arrested and charged with culpable negligence manslaughter. 

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