CANTON, MS (WLBT) - One man is dead following a crash just north of the Canton exit on I-55 north, that caused major delays Friday afternoon.
According to Sergeant Terence Ware with Canton police, Stan Black of Madison, who he described as a good samaritan, was pronounced dead on scene.
Black was the owner of Bulldog Construction in Madison. According to its website, they've been around for about 30 years.
According to a tweet from Sid Salter, the Chief Communications Officer at Mississippi State University, he was an All-American in 1976.
Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee released a statement following Black's death:
"We are sad to lose a great friend who spent countless hours helping our Public Works Department make sure that street repairs were done in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost, saving tax dollars so tax dollars can be spent on other needs of the city," the mayor said.
A black SUV was hauling sheet rock on the back of a trailer, when some of it fell onto the interstate.
Black exited his vehicle to help the passenger of the SUV move the sheet rock from the interstate.
A woman driving a Kia could not stop her vehicle fast enough and slammed into the trailer, Black and the passenger of the SUV.
The impact killed Black and threw the passenger into another lane of traffic.
The female driver of the Kia and both the driver and passenger of the SUV were transported to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries.