Helena man dies in Friday morning car accident

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A Jackson County man died Friday morning after his car crossed into the opposite lane and crashed into a power pole.

Sheriff Mike Byrd said Joseph Dixon, 45, of the Helena community was traveling west on Greenfield Road around 10 a.m. when the accident happened. Byrd said Dixon, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle and died from massive head trauma.

Investigators don't believe alcohol was involved in the accident, but said speed may have been a factor. They're working now to reconstruct the accident and determine a cause.

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