79-year-old man trying to cross road hit, killed in passing vehicle

Published 6:00 am Monday, December 20, 2021

A 79-year-old Mississippi man trying to cross the road was hit and killed by a passing vehicle Friday.

Lonny Higdon of Gulfport, 79, was killed in the accident that occurred at approximately 3 p.m. Friday on Highway 53 in Harrison County.

A 2003 Toyota Corolla driven by Byron Ladner, 18, Pass Christian, traveled south on Highway 53 when it collided with Higdon.

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Higdon was airlifted to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

This incident is under investigation by MHP.