Pedestrian outside busy Mississippi shopping area killed after being hit by car

Published 5:42 am Tuesday, January 30, 2024

A pedestrian outside a busy Mississippi restaurant and shopping area was struck and killed while trying to cross the road Monday evening.

Siwell Road in Byram, a busy four-lane highway bordered by fast-rood restaurants and strip shopping centers, was blocked Monday evening shortly after 10 p.m. as police worked the scene.

Byram officials report that a pedestrian trying to cross the highway was killed after they were hit by a vehicle outside of Newk’s restaurant, near Walmart.

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The driver who struck the pedestrian reportedly left the scene and then returned, according to police who interviewed the driver.

The name of the victim has not be released.