The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a deadly accident early Thursday morning.

Officials tell us that 68-year-old Richard Atkinson died in the crash. The accident happened on I-20 near the Bolton exit.

Authorities said a white GMC Envoy was traveling eastbound when the driver lost control and ran off the roadway into the meridian. The vehicle then corrected back onto the roadway and overturned. Atkinson was ejected from the vehicle.

We’re told he was not wearing a seat belt.

MHP is investigating the cause of the crash.