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One dead after fiery car wreck in Jackson

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A man is dead and another critically injured after the car they were driving hit a tree and burst into flames.

JPD has confirmed that the passenger of the car died at the scene.  The driver has been taken to UMMC with critical injuries.

Two men were in a Nissan Maxima driving on Greenview Drive when the car hit a tree and caught fire.

Jackson Police said the Maxima is a carjacked vehicle from a recent robbery and had been involved in a series of crimes just before the accident occurred.

The family of the man who died in the accident has identified him as 18-year-old Nikey Richey.

Family members say Richey burned inside the car. 

JPD has not confirmed the identity of the individuals involved.

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