Pedestrian may have fallen out of vehicle

A pedestrian killed this morning on the Interstate 10 on ramp at Canal Road might have fallen out of a vehicle, Mississippi Highway Patrol Corporal Johnny Poulos said.

Poulos said investigators are trying to determine the type of vehicle the woman was in at the time of the 2:30 a.m. accident. There were no witnesses.

“It could be possibly an 18-wheeler,” Poulos said. “She was found on the side of the road. It’s still under investigation.”

The eastbound on ramp was closed from the time the accident happened until just minutes ago.

The identity of the deceased was not immediately released pending notification of next of kin. Poulos said so far investigators have been unable to find who the woman might've been with at the time of the accident.