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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

One person died and four are injured after a two-vehicle collision on Highway 49 at Kennebrew Road, near Pocahontas. Casandra Singleton, 38, of Flora, collided with a Ford Pickup that was making a left turn onto Ken
Date: 
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Type: Car Accident
Date: 
Friday, June 12, 2015
Roadway: 
MS 552
The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to reports of a crash at around 4:45 a.m. Thursday on I-20. A white GMC Envoy, driven 68-year-old Richard Atkinson of Jackson, was eastbound when he lost control and ran into the median.
Date: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Roadway: 
Interstate 20
City: 
Bolton, MS
It was approximately 6:00 p.m. when two jet skis collided in a lake in the Robinhood community of Rankin County, which is just south of Brandon.
Randy Jenison was driving an 18-wheeler on Interstate 20 at around 11:30 p.m. when his vehicle ran off the road and hit several trees. Jenison died at the scene. The truck was carrying 6,500 gallons of engine oil, some of which spilled.

Katelyn Winstead and Peyton Netherland, both 17, were killed when the vehicle they were riding in left the roadway at around 4 p.m. According to police, speed may have been a factor, but the investigation is ong