Woman killed in accident in Jackson County

A woman is dead after she was struck by a tractor trailer tire this afternoon in Jackson County.

According to Gautier police, three New Orleans area college students were traveling east on Interstate 10 when they stopped at the eastbound rest area.

Upon returning to their vehicle, one of the travelers, a 21-year-old female, was struck by the tire that had broken free from a vehicle driving westbound on the interstate.

Information on the victim and those involved are being withheld until next of kin has been notified.

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