Wilkinson County man dies in hit-and-run accident

Published 10:21 am Tuesday, September 13, 2022

A Wilkinson County man died after a hit-and-run accident late Monday evening.

Herman Davis, 69, was pronounced dead at 9:28 p.m. at Merit Health Natchez from a hit-and-run accident, Adams County Coroner James Lee said.

The accident occurred at approximately 9 p.m. Monday, he said, adding Mississippi Highway Patrol is working to identify the vehicle that struck Davis.

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Trooper First Class Craig James of Mississippi Highway Patrol Public Affairs said the accident happened on U.S. 61 in Wilkinson County.

“This is a terrible tragedy for everyone,” Lee said. “I certainly hope they find the person responsible.”

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.