Man who died after vehicle falls off Hwy 49 flyover bridge identified

Man who died after vehicle falls off Hwy 49 flyover bridge identified
One dead after vehicle falls off flyover bridge; Source: WLBT

RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - All lanes were blocked on I-20 at US 49 Ex 47 due to a deadly crash Thursday morning. They have since been reopened.

The victim was identified by the Rankin County Coroner David Ruth as 37-year-old Michael Buffington of Richland.

According to Lt. John Chalk with Pearl police, a vehicle fell off the Hwy 49 flyover bridge. It appears two vehicles were involved, the other was a flatbed wrecker.

One dead after vehicle falls off flyover bridge; Source: WLBT
One dead after vehicle falls off flyover bridge; Source: WLBT
One dead after vehicle falls off flyover bridge; Source: WLBT
One dead after vehicle falls off flyover bridge; Source: WLBT
Source: Justin Byers
Source: Justin Byers

Traffic was heavily impacted in this area.

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