Vardaman Man Killed in Oktibbeha Accident

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss. (MHP Press Release) — Just after midnight Tuesday morning, an accident occurred in Oktibbeha County on Highway 25 South at Poorhouse Road, claiming the life of a Vardaman man.

A southbound 2007 Peterbuilt tractor/trailer driven by 53-year-old Lonnie Thompson of Corinth, Miss., struck a pedestrian standing in the roadway.

The pedestrian was identified as 71-year-old Willie McKinney from Vardaman. Mr. McKinney was pronounced dead at the scene by the Oktibbeha County coroner.

Mr. Thompson suffered no injuries.

There are no charges pending and the accident remains under investigation by MHP.

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