April 14, 2014 10:03:49 AM
Investigators are working to confirm the identity of a man killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident Sunday along U.S. Highway 82.
A white male was fatally struck about by a vehicle about 4 a.m. as he walked along the highway's westbound lane near Center Grove, Mississippi Highway Patrol investigators said. A passing driver is believed to have alerted MHP.
Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt pronounced the victim dead at the scene. Hunt was awaiting confirmation of the victim's identity Sunday.
It is believed the victim was from out of state, MHP Sgt. Criss Turnipseed said.
Investigators said they were following the few leads provided from the incident and urged any members of the public with knowledge of the accident to contact MHP at 662-323-5314.
Carl Smith covers Starkville and Oktibbeha County for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter @StarkDispatch
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