Senior Joshua Robinson, 21 of Jackson, was killed and driver Xavier Robinson, 23 of Monroe, Louisiana experienced life-threatening injuries and was listed in critical condition at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Backseat passenger Brennan Bell, 22, of Bay St. Louis was also injured and should be released from the hospital Friday.
The Jackson police Department received the call at 2:34 a.m. The vehicle struck a bridge pillar. The accident is still under investigation.
A vigil for the students was planned at 5:30 p.m. at the Woodworth Chapel at Tougaloo.