Man killed when he reportedly tried to pick up cellphone he dropped on Mississippi highway

Published 4:02 pm Tuesday, August 30, 2022

A man was reportedly trying to pick up a cellphone he dropped on a Mississippi highway when he was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday morning.

WTOK in Meridian reports that the accident happened on Highway 45 in Lauderdale County at approximately 6 a.m.

Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler said the victim was a 32-year-old male. His name had not been released to the television station.

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Witnesses say the man came back to pick up a cellphone he dropped on the roadway when he was hit by the vehicle.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he later died.