Off-duty cop struck, killed in Interstate accident

Published 10:38 pm Tuesday, April 23, 2019

An off-duty police officer was killed Tuesday morning while loading a car onto a tow truck on I-155 just south of Hernando.

Local media report that a vehicle driven by Devan E. Simpson of Mason, Tennessee, struck Tommy Ray McKee, 40, of Courtland.

McKee was working for a towing company and was loading a disabled vehicle on the shoulder of the road when the accident occurred.

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McKee apparently worked as a police officer for both the Pope and Crenshaw police departments.

The Highway Patrol reported McKee was killed in the accident and Simpson was cited for failing to move over.