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Police investigating fatal crash in Jackson

Posted: 10:13 AM, Dec 17, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-17 15:13:13Z

A Jackson man is dead after police say he was hit by several cars after he fell off a curb and into oncoming traffic.

The Jackson Police Department responded to the intersection of Washington Ave and Mechanic Street for a Personal Injury Traffic Crash Wednesday night around 6:30p.m.

Officers were able to determine that a man was crossing the roadway at Washington heading southbound from near the bus station entrance when he fell backwards into the traffic on Washington Ave. He was hit by several vehicles traveling eastbound on Washington Ave. He was pronounced dead at Allegiance Hospital.

Police identified the victim as 61-year-old Michael Gray of Jackson.

No early indication if alcohol was a factor by drivers involved; toxicology reports are pending from the Medical Examiner's Office on the victim.