Steve Rogers

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Assistant News Director/Assignment Editor; degree in finance and administration from Yale University; 35 years experience in journalism.

Video: Truck Backed Over Teen, Police Say


The Starkville Police Department has determined that 18 year old Kaleb Dwayne Barker was killed as a result of “multiple blunt crush injury” as well as “being struck by the motor vehicle he was riding in”.

Investigation has revealed five (5) individuals had proceeded to McDonald’s East on Hwy 12 in Starkville, Ms with three (3) passengers in the compartment of the truck and two (2) individuals in the rear bed of the truck.

The driver, while backing up on the McDonalds parking lot, hit a curb throwing Kaleb Barker from the bed of the truck. Mr. Barker was then subsequently run over by the truck as it continued in motion, jumping the curb and coming to rest in the lower level parking lot of Cold Stone Creamery.

Starkville Police Department Detective’s traveled to Jackson, Ms to attend the autopsy of Mr. Barker where the cause of death was identified by the State Chief Medical Examiner.

The five (5) occupants of the truck were friends and acquaintances and the death was the result of a tragic accident.