Police: Gautier man's death may be hit & run

GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) - A Gautier man found dead on the side of Old Spanish Trail Thursday morning may be the victim of a hit and run accident.

An autopsy revealed William Hester Strawbridge III, 47, died from massive trauma to his body. Investigators believe he may have been hit by a vehicle Wednesday night around 10pm on the section of Old Spanish Trail between Gautier Vancleave Road and Ladnier Road.

Police are investigating his death as a homicide. If you have any information that could help, you're asked to call the Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

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