Jackson County

Chief Deputy: 1 dead after motorcycle crashes into sedan

A Pascagoula man died Wednesday after a motorcycle he was driving crashed into a sedan at an intersection near an Interstate 10 off-ramp, officials said.

Jackson County Chief Deputy John Ledbetter said Howard Martin, 42, was traveling southbound at about 4 a.m. on Franklin Creek Road when his Yamaha motorcycle struck a Pontiac sedan driven by Dionel Davis, 40, of Mobile at the median crossover of the I-10 off-ramp.

Ledbetter said Martin died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The Forts Lakes Fire Department and Acadian Ambulance Service also responded to the crash.

The accident is being investigated by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.