Jackson Sheriff’s Office investigates traffic fatality

RIPLEY – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred around 3:40 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 77.

Police said a Jeep Wrangler traveling northbound overturned on Interstate 77 near the 150-mile marker in Jackson County. There was one occupant in the vehicle at the time of the crash, about three miles north of Silverton, officials said.

The name of the driver will not be released until next of kin are notified, police said Wednesday night.

The sheriff’s office is investigating the accident.