Bicyclist fatality struck by detached trailer from truck in Rankin County
RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - A 64-year-old man is dead after he was hit by a trailer that became detached while he was riding his bicycle in Rankin County.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the fatal crash occurred around 3:29 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 55 near I-20 West.
A 2022 GMC Sierra pulling a trailer driven by 33-year-old Eric Jones of Starkville was traveling south on Interstate 55 when Jones’ trailer became detached from the truck and collided with the bicyclist, 64-year-old David Crumpton of New Albany, Mississippi.
Crumpton suffered severe life-threatening injuries from the crash and later succumbed to the injuries sustained after being taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
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