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Man found dead on side of road in Madison Co. identified

A man was found dead on the side of the road, early Sunday morning, after he walked away from a Saturday night crash in Madison County. Source: Raycom Image Bank A man was found dead on the side of the road, early Sunday morning, after he walked away from a Saturday night crash in Madison County. Source: Raycom Image Bank
MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A man was found dead on the side of the road early Sunday morning after he allegedly walked away from a Saturday night crash in Madison County. 

Authorities identified him as 40-year-old Jessie A. Washington from Meridian. An autopsy is currently underway to determine his cause of death.

Around 10:30 p.m. Saturday,  MHP responded to a one-vehicle crash on MS-22 west of Flora. The crash happened when a Toyota Camry ran off the road and got stuck in the mud.  

There was no damage to the car and both occupants were able to safely get out. After the crash, the driver left the scene on foot traveling eastbound and the passenger left on foot traveling westbound.  

The passenger was located and then transported by medical personnel to the hospital to be checked out. The driver was not located that evening after a search of the area.  

At 8:30 a.m., Sunday, MHP was advised that a deceased person matching the description of the driver from the previous crash was located on the shoulder of the roadway approximately a quarter-mile from the crash scene. At this time, the cause of death has not been determined.  

Madison County Sheriff’s Department, MHP and MBI were on scene at this time.

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