Man killed in apparent hit-and-run overnight in Meridian

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Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 11:07 AM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A body was found early Monday morning on the side of the road in south Meridian.

Authorities say the owner of the Astro Motel called 911 Monday around 6:00 a.m. after he saw a man lying in the grassy area between Interstate 20/59 and S. Frontage Road.

Coroner Clayton Cobler said the victim’s injuries are consistent with getting hit by a car.

Based on evidence and debris found at the scene, authorities believe a white Frieghtliner model truck was responsible and the man was hit in the eastbound lane of I-20/59.

The Meridian Police Department is reviewing video from businesses and sources nearby.

If you have any information, you are asked to call local police or the East Mississippi Crimestoppers line at 855-485-TIPS.