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Woman struck by boyfriend's truck, run over by other cars

BOLIVAR COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Authorities say a Bolivar County woman was killed after she was hit by her boyfriend's truck then run over by oncoming traffic.

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Ben Williams Shelby Harmon, 20, died around 6:30 Saturday morning.

The Cleveland resident was walking on the side of Highway 61 about 4.5 miles south of Shaw when she was hit. Marks on the highway show where Harmon was hit and killed.

Investigators said Harmon's boyfriend, Rodney Shelton Fulgham, 23, of Cleveland, was behind the wheel of the 2002 GMC pickup that hit her. According to Williams, Fulgham struck Harmon with the right front fender, knocking her into traffic.

She was then run over by two other vehicles traveling north.

Bolivar County Deputy Coroner Murray Roark said Harmon's mutilated body was found in the northbound lane.

Harmon had reportedly argued with Fulgham before she began walking along the highway.

Her friends and family have set up a Facebook page called "Justice for Shelby." On the site Fulgham is accused of domestic violence against Harmon. They allege he previously abused her and are demanding justice in the case.

Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol said the investigation is ongoing, and no charges have been filed against Fulgham or anyone else at this time.

Bolivar County investigators would only say that Fulgham is a person of interest and charges could come as soon as the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation finishes its investigation. We're told they're processing evidence at their crime lab. Fulgham's truck is being looked at.

Harmon's mother said she feels the response from law enforcement has been slow. But with a growing Facebook page and a community that will not give up, she prays justice will be served. 

"She doesn't have a voice and somebody has to be her voice right now and I'm not going to let it be swept under the rug, I'm not," Harmon said.

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