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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.

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  • Cherri Shaw

    My heart goes out to His family and friends as well as all those involved in the accident including the driver of the car that hit him. This is such a tragedy. Maybe something positive will come out of this……….God bless all

  • Richard

    there sould not have been anyone riding in the back of any truck. it is very unsafe. thankfully the other person wasn’t thrown out and killed to. however, my prayers go out to the family of Kaleb Barker.

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