Officials believe man found dead in Mississippi school field died while walking during arctic blast
Published 1:32 pm Wednesday, January 17, 2024
A man who was found dead in a Rolling Fork school field is the second weather-related death reported by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency since ice, snow and frigid temperatures hit the state this week.
WLBT in Jackson reports that officials from Sharkey County found the 32-year-old man in an elementary school field in Rolling Fork.
I want to provide another update on the winter weather impacting Mississippi. Tragically, Sharkey County has reported a weather-related fatality. Please keep the family in your prayers during this terrible time.
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— Governor Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) January 17, 2024
Officials said the man was not homeless and is believed to have been walking during the arctic blast that hit the state. The man was reportedly staying with relatives at the time of his death.
The first weather-related death was because of a traffic accident in Humphreys County, officials said. The man was hit by a truck while assessing damage from a crash.