Officials: Pedestrian hit and killed on Highway 49

STONE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Authorities in Stone County have confirmed to WLOX News that a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed on Highway 49 in the McHenry community late Friday night.

Stone County Coroner Wayne Flurry tells us a 62-year-old white man was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on the highway while he was trying to cross the road. He said the accident happened around 11 p.m.

Other details are limited at this time. Flurry said the man would be identified when his family was notified of the accident. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fatal wreck.

WLOX News will keep you updated on this story as more information becomes available.

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