Pascagoula police make arrest in fatal hit-and-run investigation

Pascagoula police make arrest in fatal hit-and-run investigation

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Pascagoula police have made an arrest in relation to the hit-and-run crash that killed one woman Sunday night. Capt. Shannon Massey said 38-year-old Annette Johnston, of Pascagoula, was hit by a vehicle on Nathan Hale Avenue near Chicot Street.

Massey said Johnston was taken to Singing River Hospital to be treated for her injuries, but she was later transferred to USA Medical Center in Mobile, AL.

Massey said Johnston's family told police she is legally dead but remains on life support so they can donate her organs.

James Earl Williams, 48, was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident, according to Massey. Williams is in jail awaiting his initial court appearance.

Johnston worked at the Dollar General in Pascagoula. The company released this statement about her death:

Annette Johnston was a valued member of the Dollar General team for more than 6 years and we are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with Annette's family during this difficult time.

Dollar General has an Employee Assistance Program which helps families of our employees during times of crisis. The program has already reached out to her family.

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