UPDATE: A local woman is identified as the victim of a deadly crash near Hernando.  It happened on I-55 when troopers say 81 year-old Charline King Tate lost control as she was headed north on the highway near the Hernando exit. Tate was thrown out of her vehicle and died. One other person wa s injured as a result of the crash. (1/14)



One person has died after a tragic crash on I-55 Thursday in DeSoto County. The crash happened at the Hernando exit, according to MHP. The driver of one vehicle was reportedly thrown out of his car and pronounced dead at the scene. Several other people were injured and taken to local hospitals. The northbound lanes were shut down for more than an hour Thursday late afternoon,  creating a traffic jam.