Multi motorcycle crash closes I-55 S in Madison Co. - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Jackson motorcyclist killed in I-55 crash

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Witnesses on the scene explain three motorcyclists were traveling together when traffic began to slow near the 110 mile marker. (Source: MSNewsNow Photog Tracey James) Witnesses on the scene explain three motorcyclists were traveling together when traffic began to slow near the 110 mile marker. (Source: MSNewsNow Photog Tracey James)
(Source: MSNewsNow Photog Tracey James) (Source: MSNewsNow Photog Tracey James)
(Source: MSNewsNow Photog Tracey James) (Source: MSNewsNow Photog Tracey James)
MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A crash involving a motorcycle on Interstate 55 killed one person and shutdown all southbound lanes Friday morning.

According to the Madison Police Department, a motorcyclist crashed in the southbound lanes at 7:49 a.m. on I-55 in Madison County. The incident happened near the 110 mile marker and involved the motorcycle and a tractor trailer.

Witnesses on the scene explain three motorcyclists were traveling together when traffic began to slow near the 110 mile marker. One of the riders, 29-year-old Steffie Mitchell, of Jackson, lost control of her 2005 Suzuki GXS motorcycle and collided with the rear of a tractor trailer that was slowing for traffic.

MPD confirms Mitchell was pronounced dead at the scene and the crash remains under investigation.

All southbound lanes were closed to drivers as emergency crews worked to clear the scene and reconstruct the accident. Motorists were rerouted to Gluckstadt Road at exit 112, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

Madison Police explain that no other information will be released until all findings involving the crash are complete.

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