Pedestrian death on I-59 ruled as suicide

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg man is dead after being hit by a tractor trailer on Interstate 59 Monday night in what Lamar County Coroner has ruled as a suicide.

Hattiesburg police said Adrian Cox, 26, was struck the northbound lane around the 65-mile marker near Hardy Street.

Cox suffered severe head and body trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are not sure why Cox was on the interstate.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was questioned.

Police said there's no reason to believe drugs were a factor.