One killed after two vehicle crash on I-20 in Pearl

According to Pearl police, four people were taken to local hospitals.

One critically injured after two vehicle crash on I-20 in Pearl

PEARL, MS (WLBT) - A young woman has died after being critically injured in two vehicle crash on Interstate 20 in Pearl. She’s been identified by the Rankin County Coroner as 18-year-old Madison Edwards of Forest.

Four people were taken to local hospitals, following the accident that happened shortly after 3:00 p.m. at mile marker 53 between Airport Road and Crossgates Boulevard.

At last check, one driver has been released from the hospital and one passenger and the remaining driver were still in the hospital in stable condition.

A Jeep Grand Cherokee left the roadway and sheared the tops of several trees before crash landing in the tree line.

A Jeep Grand Cherokee lands on its side in wood line after I-20 E crash near mile marker 53 in Pearl. Source: WLBT
A Jeep Grand Cherokee lands on its side in wood line after I-20 E crash near mile marker 53 in Pearl. Source: WLBT

“Once it left the road, it appears that it vaulted in the air and came to rest on its side,” said Pearl Assistant Police Chief Ricky Steen.

A Toyota Avalon involved in the crash also sustained extensive damage.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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