Hattiesburg man hit by car, killed while walking U.S. 98

Hattiesburg man hit by car, killed while walking U.S. 98
MHP said he was hit by a car while walking on the highway in Lamar County. (Source: wwbt/nbc12)

LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg man was killed Tuesday morning when he was hit by a car while walking on U.S. Highway 98 in Lamar County.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop J spokesman Sgt. Travis Luck said 58-year-old James Casey was hit just after 5:34 a.m.

Luck said Casey was walking in the left westbound lane of the highway near Rocky Branch Road when he was hit by a Kia passenger car.

Casey died at the scene, Luck said.

The incident remains under investigation by MHP.

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