According to Tony Dunn, spokesman with the Mississippi Highway Patrol’s Troop D, a man he identified as Billy Caston, 74, of Bay Springs was traveling north on Interstate 55, near the 199 mile marker when his Honda Accord hydroplaned and veered off onto the right/east shoulder of the interstate.
“Mr. Caston's vehicle then collided with an embankment and overturned several times,” Dunn said. “Mr. Caston was still fastened in his safety belt when extracted from his vehicle.”
According to Dunn, Caston was pronounced dead at the scene. Along with MHP troopers, fire and rescue from Grenada County responded to the scene.
The accident remains under investigation.