$50K bond set for Petal man after pedestrian hit, killed by vehicle in Forrest Co.
FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Bond has been set for a man involved in an incident where a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a vehicle in Forrest County Tuesday night.
59-year-old William Thurman, of Petal, had his initial appearance in Forrest County Circuit Court Wednesday morning, where his bond has been set at $50,000 for aggravated driving under the influence (DUI).
According to the Macedonia Volunteer Fire Department, firefighters were called to Morriston Road for a vehicle versus pedestrian incident around 7 p.m.
Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem identified the pedestrian as 44-year-old Stanley Bowman. His next of kin have been notified.
Bowman was believed to be homeless and staying in the Petal area.
Once on scene, firefighters worked closely with deputies from the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office to close off this section of the roadway to through traffic so deputies were able to conduct their investigation into this incident.
This section of Morriston Road remained closed for approximately two and a half hours while personnel remained on the scene.
Thurman was the driver of the vehicle and reportedly stayed on the scene after the incident.
The cause of this incident is still under investigation by the sheriff’s office.
WDAM will update this story when more information becomes available.
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