July 6, 2020

Man dies of injuries after bicycle struck by vehicle on Mississippi highway

On April 24, Charles Kenneth Yost Jr., 65, was riding his bike on U.S. 61 South near Vicksburg.

Just after 3 p.m., a vehicle struck Yost’s bicycle, sending he and his bike off to the side of the road. He was injured.

Emergency medical teams from the Vicksburg Fire Department, along with Warren County fire units, joined the Warren County Sheriff’s Office in quickly responding to the scene.

Yost, a resident of Virginia, was transported to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. On May 15, three weeks after the accident, Yost died.

According to an obituary that appeared this week in the New River Valley News in Floyd, Va., Floyd was “very talented in the culinary field and had the opportunity to work at the Colonial Williamsburg Inn. He was a traveler and lived in many states and had the opportunity to use his talents. He loved the outdoors and fishing.”

The accident was investigated by the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Details on that investigation have not been made available.