Lamar County child struck by car dies

SUMRALL, Miss (WDAM) State troopers said a 3-year-old boy hit Tuesday by a car in Lamar County near Sumrall has died.

He was airlifted to Forrest General Hospital, and later to University Medical Center in Jackson, with severe head injuries. He died shortly after arriving in Jackson.

State troopers said the boy and his twin brother were playing in their front yard when he ran onto Highway 42.
The driver told troopers he tried to miss the child, but the right fender struck him.