Man struck, killed on Hwy. 9

From Staff Reports


A local man was killed Wednesday morning after a pickup struck him south of Eupora.

The fatal accident occurred in Choctaw County around 6 a.m. Wednesday on Mississippi 9 at Bluff Springs Road.

George Walker, 46, of Eupora was traveling south in a 2002 Nissan Sentra and left the roadway near Bluff Springs Road, according to Sgt. Criss Turnipseed of the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

After the crash, a passing motorist picked up Walker to go and make a phone call. He was then brought back and dropped off at the scene.

Turnipseed said Walker entered the highway attempting to flag down traffic and was struck by a southbound 2011 Ford Ranger driven by Charles Pepper, 54, of Bellefontaine.

Walker was pronounced dead at the scene by the Choctaw County coroner.

The accident remains under investigation by the MHP.