UPDATE: 02/14/2017 4:52pm The Hinds County Coroner identified the crash victim as 35-year-old James Ronald Johnson. Johnson is from Brandon, Mississippi.
UPDATE: 02/14/2017 11:50am The road has been reopened. More details are expected to be released regarding this morning’s fatal accident.
UPDATE: 02/14/2017 11;26am WJTV’s Terrance Friday says the driver of the 18-wheeler tells police that he stopped for another vehicle that was in front of him. The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. WJTV is told that he is a white man in his 30’s. His identity is not being released pending notification of his family.
UPDATE: 02/14/2017 10:40am WJTV’s Terrance Friday reports that the coroner has arrived on the scene.
UPDATE: 02/14/2017 10:01am Jackson Police say someone has died in the crash on I-20 West near the Highway 18 exit. All westbound lanes are blocked at this time. Traffic is being diverted onto Highway 18.
UPDATE: 02/14/2017 9:45am Traffic delays have been increased to approximately one hour. Drivers are being advised to avoid the area if possible.
Law enforcement and emergency responders are on the scene.
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JACKSON, Mississippi (WJTV) Heavy traffic delays are being reported along I-20 near Robinson Road in Jackson, Mississippi.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) estimates that delays are approximately 50 minutes in duration along the westbound lanes from Robinson Road to Springridge Road and Exit 36.
MDOT reports a crash has taken place. The extent of possible injuries is not known at this time.
WJTV is en route to the scene and will provide more information and traffic updates as soon as they are available.
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