Mississippi bicyclist trying to cross highway dies after being hit by car

Published 5:24 pm Wednesday, December 7, 2022

A Mississippi man riding his bicycle across Highway 98 in Walthall County was hit and killed by a motorist Monday.

Officials from the Mississippi Highway Patrol report that shortly after 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5, officers responded to a fatal crash on Highway 98 in Walthall County.

A 2016 Hyundai Sonata traveling east and driven by Joanna Cross, 30, collided with a bicycle operated by Lonnell James,49, of Tylertown, who was traveling north across the eastbound lanes of Highway 98.

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James received was transported to Forrest General Hospital with severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital on Dec. 6.

Mississippi Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.