April 6, 2022

Simpson County child struck, killed by tractor-trailer

Mary Apel

A 12-year-old child riding a bike has died after he was hit by a tractor-trailer Tuesday night, WLBT reports.

Mississippi Highway Patrol says the crash happened just before 9 p.m. on Highway 49, when a 1998 Freightliner tractor-trailer was traveling south on US 49 near New Hope Road and collided with the bicyclist in the right lane.

The child, Anthony Wilder III, 12, of Magee, died at the scene.

MHP is investigating.

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