Pedestrian fatally struck on U.S. Hwy. 49 Wednesday night identified

A 20-year-old woman sustained “significant” but not life-threatening injuries after being...
The individual has been identified as Chris Hornsby, 59, of Hattiesburg.(AP File Photo)
Published: May. 5, 2022 at 9:29 AM CDT
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - Officials have identified the pedestrian that was fatally struck by a vehicle on Wednesday night.

According to Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem, the individual has been identified as Chris Hornsby, 59, of Hattiesburg.

According to Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore, officers responded to the incident report, which happened at U.S. Highway 49 and Eddy Street, just after 10:15 p.m.

Moore says when officers arrived at the scene, they found a man dead in the southbound lanes of U.S. 49.

The driver, who was driving a 2013 Ford Explorer, stopped at the scene and helped with the investigation.

No charges have been filed at this time, according to HPD, and the investigation is ongoing.

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