Authorities searching for Jeep involved in fatal hit-and-run on I-10

Authorities searching for Jeep involved in fatal hit-and-run on I-10

JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in the case of a fatal hit-and-run in Jackson County Saturday.

Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed a pedestrian was killed on Interstate 10 near exit 75 at Franklin Creek around 6 a.m. The victim’s identity has not been released at this time.

The driver left the scene in what authorities believe to be a 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler that is missing the front passenger fender flare. Authorities are working to locate the vehicle, last seen traveling east on I-10 near the Mississippi/Alabama state line.

The crash is still under investigation. More details will be released as they become available.

If you know anything about this incident, you can contact Mississippi Highway Patrol at 228-396-7401 or your local law enforcement office.

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