I-59 pedestrian killed on Christmas night

A Marion County family's ride home on Christmas night turned deadly.

Authorities say the driver of a 2004 Ford Explorer struck a pedestrian walking in the middle of Interstate 59 near mile marker 77.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says the driver, 24-year old Patricia Johnson and her two passengers were not injured in the accident.

Officials say the victim, described as a black male from Sumrall, later died at Forrest General Hospital.

Authorities say no charges will be filed against the driver.