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Traffic accident on interstate turns deadly in Jackson County

A fender-bender on Interstate 10 on Sunday night turned deadly when a third vehicle became involved, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol.

MHP spokesman Chase Elkins said the crash occurred about 8:25 p.m. near Franklin Creek Road in Jackson County.

Baxter JW-Logan Pruitt, 22, of Biloxi, was killed in the Sunday night crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Elkins said.

An initial investigation indicated that a white 2004 Nissan Armada was traveling west on Interstate 10 when it was rear-ended by a gray 2014 Lexus IS250 driven by Pruitt. Both vehicles were in the left lane when a 2013 Ford Super Duty rear-ended the Lexus, Elkins said in a press release.

The Nissan driver and two other people in the vehicle were taken to Singing River Hospital with minor injuries. The Ford driver was not injured.

The incident is under investigation, Elkins said in the press release.

Jeff Clark contributed to this report.

Kate Magandy, 228-896-2344, @kmagandy
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