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UPDATE: Pedestrian identified following fatal collision

Authorities say one woman is dead after being struck by a vehicle early Sunday.

Posted: Apr 1, 2018 11:32 PM
Updated: Apr 2, 2018 9:25 PM

UNION COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Authorities have positively identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed Sunday on Interstate 22.

On Monday, Union County Coroner Pam Boman identified the woman as Patricia Pollard Welch, 47, of Union County.

Master Sgt. Ray Hall with the Mississippi Highway Patrol confirms a woman was hit on Interstate 22.

Troopers responded to the accident just after 2 a.m., near the New Albany exit, by mile marker 67.

Hall says the pedestrian voluntarily exited a stopped car she was a passenger in and was walking on the eastbound lane when she was hit by a 2014 Ford Transit. 

The driver was uninjured. 

Boman says the victim's body will be taken to the state crime lab for an autopsy.

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