The victim of Friday’s accident on I-55 near Goodman Road in Southaven has been identified.
The DeSoto County Coroner has identified that Vincent Stokes Layton, age 58, died when struck by an 18-wheel semi-trailer truck about 11:10 a.m. Friday morning. Layton, a pedestrian, was struck under the Goodman Road bridge crossing the southbound lane of I-55.
Southaven Police first reported the accident on social media about 11:15 a.m. and the interstate was closed while the investigation took place. It was reopened about 12:30 p.m.