June 25, 2024

Woman Charged In Wreck That Claimed The Life Of Beloved Canton Teacher

Morgan Howard

Source: Gluckstadt PD
Source: Gluckstadt PD

According to the Gluckstadt Police Department, a woman named Jordan Leah Sullivan was charged with Aggravated DUI on Monday following her release from the hospital.

After being booked at the Gluckstadt Police Department, she was given a $250,000 bond during her initial court appearance. Sullivan was then transported to the Madison County Detention Facility.

This charge stems from an incident that has left a family and community mourning the loss of Tyra Small Jackson, a beloved Canton teacher. Jackson was killed Saturday in a wrong-way crash on I-55.

The accident happened near the Gluckstadt exit when Sullivan, driving the wrong way, collided with the vehicle carrying Small Jackson, a baby, and another person. The baby and the other passenger survived the crash.

WLBT reports that Tyra Small Jackson worked at Nichols Middle School, where she taught eighth-grade Cyber Foundations. She was married, had three children, and taught in the Canton school district for 23 years.

Under Mississippi law, Aggravated DUI involves causing death or severe injury through negligent driving, with potential prison sentences ranging from five to twenty-five years per victim. Sullivan’s case underscores the serious legal consequences of such actions.

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