JPD investigating after pedestrian hit on I-55 near Lakeland Drive

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UPDATE: 05/24/2017 9:45am According to MDOT this incident has been cleared.  No other details are available at this time about the pedestrian involved in the incident.

Original Story:

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Emergency responders are responding to a crash on I-55 where a car hit a pedestrian.

According to the Jackson Police Department, the pedestrian has serious injuries. The incident is affecting the northbound lanes of traffic on I-55 near Lakeland Drive.

Traffic is backed up in the area from an accident on I-55 near the Lakeland Drive exit.

Delays of approximately one hour and thirty minutes are being reported by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

WJTV has a crew en route to the scene and will provide more information and traffic updates as soon as they are available.

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