Driver killed, vehicle catches fire after hitting back of dump truck on I-55

Chief Hampton said the crash happened around 12:50 a.m. near mile marker 78.

Driver killed, vehicle catches fire after hitting back of dump truck on I-55
(Source: Jamal Smalls)

TERRY, Miss. (WLBT) - A man was killed after his car caught fire when he hit the back of a dump truck on I-55 near Terry early Monday morning.

According to Terry Police Chief Hampton, the victim was identified as 38-year-old Tyrone Ward II.

Chief Hampton said the crash happened around 12:50 a.m. near mile marker 78 in the northbound lanes of I-55.

A vehicle hit the back of a dump truck and went over Frontage Road where it burst into flames. The driver of the vehicle was killed.

Chief Hampton said he believes speed was a factor in this crash.

The Byram Police Department assisted with this crash and the investigation is ongoing.

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