Two teens dead after a hit and run

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Two teenagers are dead after being struck in a hit-and-run Friday night.

According to Commander Tyree Jones with the Jackson Police Department, 15-year-old Promise Hampton and 13-year-old Bryan Jones died from their injuries.

William Gilbert
William Gilbert

Jackson Police say two were walking on the sidewalk near Northside Drive and Del Rosa Street when they were hit by a blue Jeep Cherokee.

Witnesses helped police locate the vehicle later in the 4400 block of Belmede Place.

Officials say the vehicle had heavy damage to the front end.

Police charged 50-year-old William Gilbert with felony leaving the scene. More charges are possible throughout the investigation.

WJTV will update this story as more  information becomes available.



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