Man accused in fatal Jackson hit-and-run surrenders to police

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DOWNTOWN JACKSON — A man police believe is responsible for a deadly Oct. 15 hit-and-run accident has turned himself in, according to Jackson police. Sean Jamal Blackmon, 28, of Jackson surrendered to police Monday morning, according to a release from the Jackson Police Department. Blackmon is believed to be the driver of a vehicle that ran a stop sign at the intersection of North Lindsey Street and Lexington Avenue and then hit another vehicle, killing the driver, police have said. Blackmon is charged with reckless homicide, leaving the scene, failure to stop and render aid, and simple possession of marijuana, the release states. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Jackson City Court. Marcus Jones, who died as a result of the crash, was traveling west on Lexington Avenue. He was struck in the driver‘s door by a vehicle traveling north on Lindsey Street that failed to stop at the stop sign, according to police. Following the crash, the other driver fled the scene on foot. Last week, U.S. Marshals asked for help from the public to find Blackmon, saying they believed he was still in the area.

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