Pedestrian Struck, Killed on Hwy. 45

Lauderdale County, Miss.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has identified a pedestrian killed on Highway 45 late Wednesday night.

54-year old Helen McWilliams, 54, of Lauderdale was struck and killed about 11:20 p.m. while walking on Highway 45 North about five miles north of Lauderdale.

The MHP says McWilliams was walking south on the highway when a 22-year old West Point woman driving a Ford Mustang hit her, killing her instantly.

CPL Andy West, MHP spokesman, says the collision is under investigation, but he doesn't expect charges to be filed.