Pedestrian hit, killed on Tucker Rd. identified

Pedestrian hit, killed on Tucker Rd. identified

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A 79-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning when he was hit by a car while walking on Tucker Rd.

Chief Deputy John Ledbetter, with the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, said George Gray was hit by a Mitsubishi Eclipse just after midnight.

Gray was reportedly walking in the middle of the southbound lane and was wearing dark clothing. Ledbetter said Gray hit the windshield of the car and landed in the middle of the road.

Just minutes before Gray was hit, another driver avoided hitting him and called the sheriff's department to report a man walking on the roadway. That driver turned around to check on Gray, but it was too late.

Ledbetter said the crash remains under investigation, and the driver who hit Gray has not been charged with a crime.

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