One dead when 18-wheeler slams into vehicles changing flat tire - - Jackson, MS

One dead when 18-wheeler slams into vehicles changing flat tire on I-20

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An early morning crash on Interstate 20 in Warren County killed one person sitting between two vehicles on the side of the road. It happened around 2:00 a.m. Saturday according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

The 18 wheeler hit two vehicles, a parked GMC Yukon and a Ford Explorer.

The Yukon had a flat tire and pulled over to the side of the road. The Explorer was parked with the GMC and the driver stopped to help.

The 18-wheeler was driving eastbound on I-20 when it veered off the road and hit the back of the Explorer. This caused the Explorer to ram into the GMC Yukon.

One woman was sitting on the GMC tailgate when the crash happened. She was pinned between the vehicles in the crash has major injuries. The second woman sitting on the ground died instantly in the collision. 

There were a total of five people in the Yukon when the tire went flat. The remaining three people traveling in the GMC were outside of the vehicle and not injured. 

Ashley Dancer, age 26 from Belzoni, died in the crash. Jamia Ransome, age 28 of Greenville, sustained serious injuries in the crash.

The driver of the Ford Explorer was inside her vehicle when her car was rear-ended.

She was transported to UMMC with injuries.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was also taken to UMMC with injuries. 

The driver of the 18-wheeler told MHP another 18-wheeler forced him off the road while passing him.

MHP Crash Team is investigating this wreck.

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