Man dead after pre-dawn crash

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A man died in an early morning, one-car crash in Jackson County.

According to Corporal Johnny Poulos with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, around 5:30 Saturday morning, 34-year old Troy Smith was traveling south on Highway 613 near Park Ridge Drive when his Ford F-250 pick-up truck went off the side of the road.

Investigators believe Smith then overcorrected and went off the other side of the road. The truck then flipped before colliding with a tree.

Investigators said Smith was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He died on the scene.

The incident is still under investigation.

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