UPDATE: Blue Mt. man hit by vehicle while on side of road

A man is dead after being hit by a vehicle while on the side of the road.

Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 9:04 AM

TIPPAH COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A man is dead after being hit by a vehicle while on the side of the road.

The incident happened near County Road 81 and Highway 15 near the Union County/Tippah County line sometime near 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Tippah County Coroner Chris McCallister says a Blue Mountain man pulled over on the side of the road to check on his trailer.

While checking on his trailer, two nearby vehicles wrecked, which resulted in the man being struck and killed.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol identified the man as 60-year-old Timothy Burke. He died on the crash scene.

MHP says both drivers of the vehicles involved in the initial crash received minor injuries.

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