JACKSON, MS. – According to a news story reported online at wapt.com, a bicyclist was tragically killed in a collision with a vehicle on Parkside Place in Jackson, Mississippi. The Jackson Police Department is still investigating the wreck, and officers are reportedly having trouble identifying the victim.
The accident happened in the morning, close to Texas Avenue on Parkside Place. The Jackson Police Department and WAPT report that at about 8:30 a.m., a bicyclist was riding in the area and was struck by an SUV. It is not clear from the report what direction the SUV was traveling or what direction the bicycle was headed prior to the collision. The make and model of the SUV was not included in the news report.
It is unclear how the accident happened, as officers did not immediately release information on the potential causes of the collision. The nature of the collision was not reported. Police did not indicate what factors might have been involved in the incident or whether the SUV driver or the cyclist had the right-of-way.
WAPT reports that the bicyclist was tragically killed in the crash. At the time of initial investigation, police were not able to positively identify the victim because he did not have any form of identification on his person. The Hinds County Coroner’s Office said that the victim’s fingerprints would be sent to the Mississippi State Crime Lab in hopes of making an identification.
The SUV driver was also not identified in the news report. It is not clear how many people were in the SUV when the accident happened, and the report does not say whether anyone from the vehicle was injured.
Officers with the Jackson Police Department are still investigating. At the time of the news report’s posting, no charges had been filed in the case.