Elderly Mississippi man dies after being struck by vehicle on highway

Published 10:33 pm Wednesday, February 19, 2020

An Oxford resident has died after being hit by a vehicle on Highway 334 on Tuesday morning.

At approximately 7:18 a.m., the Oxford Police Department responded to a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on Highway 334.

Officers, along with firefighters and EMS, arrived and immediately began treating the pedestrian, Dudley Earl Freeman, 83 of Oxford. Freeman was subsequently sent to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in critical condition.

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According to a release from OPD, Freeman succumbed to his injuries at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time. If anyone witnessed the wreck and did not speak to an officer, please call OPD at 662-232-2400.