19-year-old dies after being shot in the head while driving on the interstate

19-year-old dies after being shot in the head while driving on the interstate
(Source: WAVE 3 News)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A 19-year-old has died after suffering a gunshot wound to the head while driving on the interstate.

The incident happened on Interstate 55 N near Beasley Road just before 1 a.m. Monday morning.

The victim, identified as Jauan Tolbert, was driving north when his vehicle veered right and he crashed into a barrier.

After the vehicle came to a stop, aid was given to Tolbert by paramedics who were already in the area.

While they were giving him aid, officers learned that Tolbert had been shot in the head.

It is believed that the shot was fired from an unknown vehicle that was traveling near Tolbert.

He was then taken to the hospital and was listed in critical condition.

Tuesday, investigators were told that Tolbert has succumbed to his injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

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