Pedestrian struck, killed on Hwy 49 identified - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS


Pedestrian struck, killed on Hwy 49 identified

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The pedestrian struck and killed by a 18-wheeler on Hwy 49 near Seminary has been identified. 

According to MHP officer Brent Barfield, the victim was identified as Patricia Thrash, 73, of Seminary. 

Barfield said the 18-wheeler was heading northbound on Hwy 49 when a pedestrian walked out onto the highway and was attempting to cross the road. 

The 18-wheeler hit the pedestrian, and as a result of trying to avoid the accident, the 18-wheeler entered into a ditch and the truck overturned. 

MOBILE USERS: View photos from the scene here.

The accident stalled traffic earlier Tuesday afternoon and shut down the northbound lane for a period of time. 

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