City of Jackson truck crashes into Gateway Rescue Mission; 1 dead

UPDATE: Jackson Police said the pedestrian who died in this crash is 58-year-old Stevie J. Fuller. Officers said Fuller died from blunt force trauma.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.


UPDATE: Jackson Police have identified the driver of the city truck as 51-year-old Robert E. Wilson. Officials said a medical emergency could have led to the accident.

The pedestrian has not been identified yet.

The crash is still under investigation.


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) —  Jackson Police are investigating a fatal accident where a City of Jackson vehicle crashed into the Gateway Rescue Mission on Gallatin Street.

JPD said a pedestrian who was walking on the sidewalk was hit and died. The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital. The vehicle belonged to the city’s custodial division.

Authorities said the truck was going southbound on Gallatin Street when the driver crossed the road, went through a fence and landed in the building.

The victim has not been identified, but officials said the pedestrian was a 58-year-old man.

Because of the crash, workers at the Gateway Rescue Mission will not be able to cook food Tuesday; they will give out bagged lunches instead.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the driver to veer off the road.

 


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