Police: Mississippi woman arrested after hitting, killing pedestrian while driving on wrong side of road

Published 4:05 pm Thursday, February 23, 2023

A suspect has been charged in connection with the Thursday morning death of a pedestrian on North Washington Street in Vicksburg.

Annie Mae Carson, 67 of Vicksburg, was arrested and charged with manslaughter-culpable negligence, careless driving and driving on the wrong side of the road causing an accident.

At about 7:30 a.m., Carson was traveling on North Washington Street near Hutson Street when she struck 61-year-old Kenny Ray Smith with her vehicle as he was walking. Smith died of injuries he sustained from the accident.

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According to the Vicksburg Police Department, the cause of the accident remains under investigation at this time.  Carson appeared before Judge Angela Carpenter in Vicksburg Municipal Court and was given a $75,000 bond. Carson will be bound over to the Warren County Grand Jury.