Two dead in single car accident in Jackson County
Early this morning, state troopers responded to a single vehicle wreck around 2:10 a.m. Two people died in the accident.
The wreck was in Jackson County on I-10 east near mile marker 60 when a Nissan pick-up truck traveled off the road and collided with a tree with five passengers inside.
One passenger was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. The driver was airlifted from the scene and later died at the hospital.
The three remaining passengers were transported to a local hospital by ambulance.
The accident is currently under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol. The names of the victims are being withheld, pending notification of the next of kin.