Victim in fiery I-55 crash identified
The victim of a fiery mid-August automobile crash on I-55 between Ridgeland and Madison has been identified by using DNA testing results, officials said.
The man was identified as Orlando Brown, 50, of Canton, according to Deputy Madison County Coroner Joel Shows.
Brown was identified after a DNA sample from a family member was compared to his DNA for positive identification at the state crime lab, according to Shows. The identification was confirmed on Tuesday, Sept. 12, he said.
The crash happened at about 9 a.m. on Aug. 17. Madison Police Capt. Kevin Newman said MPD received a 911 call regarding a gray passenger car traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 in the Madison city limits.
The Madison Fire Department was on the scene to begin rescue efforts and extinguish the fire.
Brown was alone in the vehicle.