MHP: Driver fled the scene after deadly hit and run

MHP: Driver fled the scene after deadly hit and run

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The search is on for the person who hit a pedestrian on Highway 57 Friday night.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Corporal Benjamin Seibert said Tyler Livens, 21, was hit by a vehicle just south of Quave Road.

"The car left the scene after the accident," said Seibert. "We've chased down several leads and spoke with some witnesses so far but nothing has panned out yet."

Livens was initially taken to Ocean Springs Hospital and then airlifted to USA Medical Center in Mobile. Seibert said Livens passed away Saturday afternoon.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations is now leading this case. If you have any information that could help this investigation, you're urged to contact your local law enforcement agency.

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