Pedestrian killed after being struck on I-59 near Ellisville

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - An unidentified man was killed early Friday morning when he was struck by an 18-wheeler while walking along I-59 near Ellisville.

The accident happened around 7 a.m. in the southbound lane near mile marker 84. After hitting the pedestrian the 18-wheeler traveled about another 100-yards down the road before coming to a stop.

Authorities say the pedestrian was not carrying identification.

The 18-wheeler belongs to Frisard's Trucking out of Gramercy La.

The Mississippi Highway patrol is investigating the cause.

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