Driver killed in Rankin County crash identified - - Jackson, MS

Driver killed in Rankin County crash identified

Source: MHP Source: MHP
Source: MHP Source: MHP
RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

One person is dead following a crash on I-20 eastbound in Rankin County. 

MHP has identified the driver as 62-year-old Johnny McDonald of Pachuta, Mississippi. According to Corporal Eric Henry with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, MHP was responding to a minor crash on I-20 eastbound at mile marker 62. 

While investigating the crash, traffic began to back up in the eastbound lanes. 

A Ford Ranger was traveling eastbound and did not see the traffic stopped ahead. The Ford truck read ended a Honda Civic that was stopped for the slow moving traffic. After the impact, the pickup truck then hit another Honda Civic that was also stopped in the eastbound lane. 

The pickup truck then overturned in the roadway and become fully engulfed. 

The driver of the Ford sustained minor injuries. The driver of the first Honda Civic died while being transported to the hospital. 

The driver of the second Honda Civic sustained minor injuries. 

The crash is currently under investigation. 

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