Man struck and killed on the interstate in weekend accident

LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) - A 38-year-old man from Petal was struck and killed Sunday night as he was walking in the middle of the northbound lane of interstate 59.

State troopers said Delbert C. Leggett was hit not once, but twice near mile marker 41 just north of Lumberton.

The incident happened around 7 p.m. SUnday night. State troopers said Leggett was first hit by a driver who tried to pull over and help the victim.
Before he could reach Leggett, a second vehicle ran over the victim.

The case is still under investigation and no charges are expected to be filed.

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