HINDS COUNTY, MS. (THECOUNT) — Ashlee Sierra Sims, of Jackson, Mississippi, has been identified as the pedestrian in a fatal Tuesday night vehicle strike in Hinds County.

Sims, 26, was killed while broadcasting on Facebook Live on Interstate 55 near Jackson Tuesday night.


According to reports, Sims was operating a vehicle on I-55 near Briarwood Drive in Jackson, when she exited the vehicle after dropping her cellphone out the window. Sims exited her vehicle in an effort to retrieve the device when she was struck by a passing vehicle around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Sims was reportedly recording on Facebook Live at the time of her death.

Facebook Live video (Caution graphic.)

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Hinds County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 245,285, making it the most populous county in Mississippi. Its county seats are Raymond and Jackson, the state capital – Wikipedia.