Update: Wreck caused by cow, one dead in single-car accident on MS 18

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – One person has lost their life in a single-vehicle accident on MS 18 westbound near Midway Road.

Around 6:57 pm MHP responded to the one-vehicle accident involving a 2014 Ford E250 Van and a cow.

According to MHP, preliminary investigation shows that the Ford van was traveling west on MS 18 when the van collided with a cow in the roadway. The van then left the roadway and collided with a tree.

The driver has been identified as 31-year-old Joel Johnson. Johnson was pronounced dead on the scene.  

The cow also died during the crash.

MHP Crash Team is currently investigating the crash. 

MHP and Hinds County SO are on the scene.

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