Pedestrian hit, killed by highway patrol vehicle, police say
FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM/Gray News) - Law enforcement in Mississippi says a woman was killed early Friday morning while she was in the middle of a highway.
According to the Hattiesburg Police Department, the woman was in the middle of U.S. 49 at about 3 a.m. when she was hit by a passing Mississippi Highway Patrol vehicle.
WDAM reports the unidentified woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
A portion of the interstate in Forest County was closed at the scene of the crash for several hours.
Authorities said it wasn’t immediately known why the woman was in the middle of the road as their investigation remains ongoing.
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