Hit & Run Victim Identified As Vancleave Man

Police say a Vancleave man found dead along Highway 57 Thursday morning was the victim of a hit and run.

Officials say sometime during the night, 52 year old David D. Summers got a ride from a friend to the Wal-Mart Super Center in Ocean Springs.

Summers reportedly told his friend he'd find a ride home. Investigators believe Summers was walking home on Highway 57 when he was hit.

A passing motorist spotted the body on the side of the busy highway around seven Thursday morning, just a few hundred yards from some homes.

Sergeant Joe Gazzo says they are following several leads, but there is no description of a vehicle involved in the accident.