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Unrestrained drivers die in crashes across the metro

Two unrestrained drivers died in separate crashes in the metro area Tuesday. Source: WLBT Two unrestrained drivers died in separate crashes in the metro area Tuesday. Source: WLBT
Two unrestrained drivers died in separate crashes in the metro area Tuesday. Source: WLBT Two unrestrained drivers died in separate crashes in the metro area Tuesday. Source: WLBT
Two unrestrained drivers died in separate crashes in the metro area Tuesday. Source: WLBT Two unrestrained drivers died in separate crashes in the metro area Tuesday. Source: WLBT
Two unrestrained drivers died in separate crashes in the metro area Tuesday. Source: WLBT Two unrestrained drivers died in separate crashes in the metro area Tuesday. Source: WLBT
Two unrestrained drivers died in separate crashes in the metro area Tuesday. Source: WLBT Two unrestrained drivers died in separate crashes in the metro area Tuesday. Source: WLBT
JACKSON METRO AREA, MS (WLBT) -

It was a deadly day on metro roadways Tuesday.

One of the accidents happened around 9:00 a.m. on I-55 southbound at the I-20 interchange.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says a woman, identified as 35-year-old Cassie Peeples, of Lexington, drove off the left shoulder and crashed at the bottom of a steep embankment.

READ MORE: Police identify woman killed after car crashes into ravine

The car came to rest in a ravine about 100 feet below the interstate.

Peeples was alone in the car. She died on impact.

Troopers that worked the wreck say she was unrestrained when she was extracted from the car.

They say it's possible she could have been distracted at the time of the wreck.

"Based on just the evidence on the scene, there's no evidence of skid marks or braking of any kind or any other indication there was another vehicle involved," said Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Kervin Stewart. "Just appeared the vehicle went straight off the roadway and came to a crash, in the ditch."

The other deadly accident happened around 7:00 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 18 and Springridge Road.

Investigators say a truck hit a SUV causing it to overturn and strike a pole.

READ MORE: Man killed in wreck on Hwy 18 and Springridge Road

The driver of the SUV, identified as Michael Walton of Jackson, was not wearing a seat belt.

He died as a result of his injuries.

The cause of both accidents is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

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