January 9, 2023

Pedestrian Hit and Killed While Attempting To Cross Intersection In Southaven

Morgan Howard

On Saturday, January 7, Southaven Police and Southaven Fire responded to a pedestrian accident on Airways Blvd.

The accident occurred on Airways Blvd, south of Hillbrook Drive when a 2012 GMC Acadia was traveling north in the inside lane of traffic.

At the same time, a pedestrian was attempting to cross Airways Blvd from west to east.

The pedestrian entered the roadway, while not in a crosswalk and was struck by the driver side front of the GMC.

The pedestrian was transported to Baptist Desoto Hospital by Southaven EMS where he later died from his injuries.

Airways Blvd was closed from the intersection of Airways Blvd and Rasco Road to the intersection of Airways Blvd and Hillbrook Drive for approximately 2 hours while the Southaven Police Department Major Crash Investigation Team conducted their investigation.

The driver of the GMC remained on the scene and was cooperative with investigating officers. No other injuries were reported at the scene.


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