Perry Co. man struck, killed by multiple vehicles on Hwy 49 - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Perry Co. man struck, killed by multiple vehicles on Hwy 49

Benedict said Pipkins was walking north in the southbound lane near Cocos Restaurant when he was hit by a military van and several other cars. Benedict said Pipkins was walking north in the southbound lane near Cocos Restaurant when he was hit by a military van and several other cars.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A Perry County man died early Saturday morning when he was struck by several vehicles as he was walking along Highway 49.

Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict said the victim, Lester Pipkins, 52, of Richton, had just walked out of the emergency room at Forrest General Hospital when the incident happened around 12:50 a.m.

Benedict said Pipkins was walking north in the southbound lane near Cuco's Restaurant when he was hit by a military van and several other cars.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Benedict said it was an accident and said alcohol may have played a role in his death.

No charges were filed. 

Copyright 2015 WDAM. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Utility work expected to cause downtime in Lamar Co.

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Utility work expected to cause downtime in Lamar Co.

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:43 AM EDT2018-07-19 11:43:54 GMT
    (Photo Source: City of Hattiesburg)(Photo Source: City of Hattiesburg)
    (Photo Source: City of Hattiesburg)(Photo Source: City of Hattiesburg)
    The City of Hattiesburg is urging motorists to use caution Thursday morning in various areas of the city due to utility work. Pearl River Valley Electric began work on switching out a transformer at 6 a.m.  So, traffic lights at US 98 and Hwy 11, US 98 and Lake Forgetful and US 98 and Cross Creek Parkway are expected to experience some downtime .  The Hattiesburg Police Department will be directing traffic in those areas to offer support in the event downtime does occur.&n...More >>
    The City of Hattiesburg is urging motorists to use caution Thursday morning in various areas of the city due to utility work. Pearl River Valley Electric began work on switching out a transformer at 6 a.m.  So, traffic lights at US 98 and Hwy 11, US 98 and Lake Forgetful and US 98 and Cross Creek Parkway are expected to experience some downtime .  The Hattiesburg Police Department will be directing traffic in those areas to offer support in the event downtime does occur.&n...More >>
  • Players of the Pine Belt-Matthew Ryals

  • Players of the Pine Belt-Ryals a “big” part of new era in Purvis

    Players of the Pine Belt-Ryals a “big” part of new era in Purvis

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:41:03 GMT

    Matthew Ryals is expected to play a big part in getting a new era of Purvis High School football off to good start. Literally.

    More >>

    Matthew Ryals is expected to play a big part in getting a new era of Purvis High School football off to good start. Literally.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly