About 4 a.m. a Toyota RAV4 was travelling eastbound on I-20 and left the roadway at mile marker 50.6 (about halfway between Pearson Rd and Airport Rd.), went several feet into the tree line and caught fire.
There were no witnesses that saw the SUV leave the road but several motorists called 911 seeing the flames.
There was one female in the vehicle that died.
Rankin County Coroner David Ruth is working on the official identification of the victim and is the contact for that information.