Investigation continues into hit and run

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 16, 1999

The search for leads in the hit and run death of Helen Ann Reed of Fayette is going well, said Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker on Monday.

Reed was killed around 10 p.m. Saturday when she was struck by more than one vehicle on Mississippi 553 just inside the city limits of Fayette.

The 46-year-old Reed was a resident of Fayette. She was struck by a vehicle as she walked home from a nearby Exxon station.

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&uot;We believe she was run over by a second vehicle and possibly a third,&uot; Walker said.

Walker has a witness who gave a detailed description of one of the cars that ran over Reed.

&uot;She and her husband were with Reed, trying to assess her condition when another car approached. They tried to stop the car, but it ran over the body,&uot; he said.

Witnesses believe Reed may have still been alive when they first reached her.

Walker said the sheriff and police departments are working well together and leads are developing.

&uot;We’re getting closer to the full story of what happened,&uot; he said.

&uot;Hopefully in a couple of days we can bring this investigation to a conclusion. We feel like it is a local person.&uot;

Jefferson County Coroner Robert &uot;Bob&uot; Rollins said Reed died of multiple trauma.

Toxicology exam results are expected from the crime lab in Jackson within 30 days.