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Jackson, Mississippi - The "City with Soul", known for friendly people, historic sites, and vibrant music scene

Jackson is the capital and largest city in Mississippi, with a population of 539,057 in 2010. The City of Jackson was founded in 1821 at the site of a trading post situated on a bluff on the west bank of the Pearl River. The slogan for the city is "Jackson, Mississippi: City with Soul." It has had numerous musicians prominent in blues, gospel and jazz, and was known for decades for its illegal nightclubs on the Gold Coast; one site has been designated for the Mississippi Blues Trail. Jackson is home to several major industries including electrical equipment and machinery, processed food, and primary and fabricated metal products.

To get up-to-date road information, go to the Mississippi DOT site. And to find out current weather conditions in the Jackson region, go to the National Weather Service site

The crowded roadways of Jackson contribute to accidents in the region

Interstate highways:

Interstate 20 Runs east-west from near El Paso, Texas to Florence, South Carolina. Jackson is roughly halfway between Dallas and Atlanta. The highway is six lanes from Interstate 220 to MS 468 in Pearl.

Interstate 55 Runs north-south from Chicago through Jackson towards Brookhaven, McComb, and the Louisiana state line to New Orleans. Jackson is roughly halfway between New Orleans and Memphis, Tennessee. 

Interstate 220 Connects Interstates 55 and 20 on the north and west sides of the city and is four lanes throughout its route.

U.S. highways:

U.S. Highway 49 Runs north-south from the Arkansas state line at Lula via Clarksdale and Yazoo City, towards Hattiesburg and Gulfport. It bypasses the city via I-20 and I-220.

U.S. Highway 51 Known in Jackson as State Street, it roughly parallels Interstate 55 from the I-20/I-55 western split to downtown. It multiplexes with I-55 from Pearl/Pascagoula St northward to County Line Road, where the two highways split.

U.S. Highway 80 Roughly parallels Interstate 20.

State highways:

Mississippi Highway 18 Runs southwest towards Raymond and Port Gibson; southeast towards Bay Springs and Quitman.

Mississippi Highway 25 Some parts of this road are known as Lakeland Drive such as Jackson & Flowood, which runs northeast towards Carthage and Starkville.

Here is information on the most recent accidents in Jackson:

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Jackson, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking. 

If you know someone who has been injured in a Jackson accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

Grief support information for accident victims in Jackson

When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Jackson grief support.

Legal information for accident victims in Jackson

When injury or death is the result of a motor-vehicle crash, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

 Where to find legal assistance after a Jackson injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Jackson injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Jackson wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Jackson accident lawyer can do to help.  

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Most recent accident reports

A man struck by a vehicle on Interstate 55 in Byram on Sunday has been identified as a 51-year-old Pearl resident.

Russell Lloyd Conley was fatally injured when he was hit by a truck as he walked on I-55 around 3:15 a.m. Sunday.

Date: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Roadway: 
I-55
City: 
Byram, MS

"They were on the way home. They got hit from behind and he got thrown out." Linda Cook clings to her grandson's portrait while standing outside the steps of Jackson Police headquarters.

Date: 
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Type: Car Accident
A pedestrian is dead after a two car accident on Highway 51 near Crystal Springs. "I was waiting for the flag man to release me so I can pass and a truck came over a hill and hit me from the back and pushed me in the ditch.
Date: 
Monday, March 24, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 51

A flight student and instructor are recovering from minor injuries they sustained when their small plane crash landed on to a building’s roof in Vicksburg on Friday.

Date: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The City of Brandon experienced two incidents this morning involving Brandon Police Department units.
Date: 
Monday, March 10, 2014
Date: 
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Roadway: 
U.S. Highway 61
Type: Car Accident

Rankin County Deputy Coroner Cliff Dunlap confirms that Olivia Rae Watkins was killed Tuesday (3-4-14) afternoon in Florence, Mississippi.

Date: 
Monday, March 3, 2014
Type: Car Accident

According to the Smith County Sheriff's Department, a crash claimed the life of one of their own.

It happened Monday night around 5:30pm.

Date: 
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Roadway: 
Unknown
According to officials with the Pearl Police Department, an accident happened this morning at I-20 and Pearson Road. According to Pearl police, two single cab trucks collided. One truck rear-ended the other coming down the I-20 West exit ramp.
Date: 
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Roadway: 
I-20
City: 
Pearl, MS

Traffic is shut down on I-20 in Vicksburg at the bridge, due to a tractor trailer accident.

Vicksburg Police say three people were taken to the hospital. Their injuries are not known.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Roadway: 
I-20 bridge

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol, around 12:30pm, there was a two vehicle accident on Hwy 3.

It happened south of Yazoo City in Yazoo County.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Roadway: 
State Highway 3
Type: Car Accident
Mississippi Highway Patrol stated that an accident has happened this morning in Copiah County. The accident happened on I-55 Southbound, at mile marker 58, south of Hazelhurst.
Date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Roadway: 
I-55

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reported on Wednesday that icy roads had claimed their first life during the state's ice emergency.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Roadway: 
Unknown
A woman is dead, and two others, including a child, are at UMMC, following an 18-wheeler accident in Smith County.
Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 18