October 23, 2020

Man killed in freak accident trying to stop rolling car

An Alabama man was killed Wednesday in a freak accident as he tried to stop his car from rolling away and inadvertently was crushed against a pole.

Emergency personnel responded Wednesday afternoon to an accident at the intersection of Washington Street and Grove Street in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

A vehicle crashed near the building where 61 Coffee is located. One person was killed.

Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore said witnesses report seeing the victim attempting to stop his car from rolling on Grove Street and was pinned between the car and a pole.

The wreck is under investigation. Warren County coroner Doug Huskey pronounced Jeffery Allen Lloyd, 54, of Auburn, Alabama, dead at the scene.

Lloyd was visiting family in Vicksburg and at least one family member was on the scene when the accident occurred.