Lucedale man charged in fatal hit-and-run accident

Lucedale man charged in fatal hit-and-run accident
A Lucedale man returned to the scene and turned himself in to authorities in-connection to the September 16, 2020 fatal hit-and-run accident. (Source: Associated Press)

GEORGE COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - On Wednesday night, a Lucedale man returned to the scene and turned himself into authorities for the involvement in the fatal hit-and-run accident.

On September 16, GCSO responded to a call around 9 p.m. that an unconscious man was in the roadway on Old Highway 63 South.

Authorities determined that the victim was a 58-year-old man, who was pronounced dead on the scene. But, while GCSO was investigating the accident, the suspect returned to the scene and turned himself in, according to authorities.

William C. Buckhalter, 37, was charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident causing death and he was taken to the George County Regional Jail.

Buckhalter had an initial appearance before a George County Justice Court Judge and was given a $10,000 bond.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information, please contact the George County Sheriff’s Office at 601-947-4811 or the Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.

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