Mississippi 5-year-old killed, accidentally run over by mother

Published 8:39 am Tuesday, February 20, 2018

MOSS POINT (AP) — Authorities say a Mississippi boy who was run over by his mother’s car has died.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell tells WXXV-TV that 5-year-old Drayke Whittington died Sunday afternoon after Melissa Shields accidentally ran him over at a home in Moss Point.

Ezell says Drayke was hit after getting out of his mother’s car to pick up Mardi Gras beads his sister had thrown out the window.

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Ezell says Shields was unaware Drayke was out of the car when she backed up and struck him. Drayke died while being airlifted to a hospital.

No charges have been filed and the accident is under investigation.