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An SUV collided with a pedestrian Sunday night on Highway 9.

Posted: Apr 22, 2019 2:34 PM

CHOCTAW COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A pedestrian is dead following a late-night collision in Choctaw County.

According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the collision happened Sunday on Highway 9 near Pensacola Road.

Sgt. Derrick Beckom said Hunter McElroy, 21, of Louisville, was driving north in an SUV when he collided with the pedestrian who was trying to cross the northbound lane of traffic.

The pedestrian was identified as Stefanie Dawn Turner, 52, of Starkville. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

McElroy was taken to Choctaw Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.

The MHP is investigating the incident. 

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