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Carnival worker struck and killed by car on Hwy 49

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A carnival employee from Wisconsin was struck and killed by a car on Highway 49 in Hattiesburg early Thursday morning.  

Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict identified the victim as 21-year-old Geoffery Potvine.

Hattiesburg police say he died after being hit by a four-door sedan about 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 49 and Ollie Williams Road. Officers said Potvine was walking from west to east on the highway when he was struck. 

Benedict said Potvine died at the scene. He says the victim was working at a carnival at a Hattiesburg mall. No charges have been filed against the driver. 

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