Man dies after hit and run incident - - Jackson, MS

Man dies after hit and run incident

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RIDGELAND, MS (WLBT) - Ridgeland police are investigating a deadly hit and run accident.

It happened around 2:30 Friday morning on Highway 51, near Rice Road. Police say 36-year-old Mauriice Murphy was riding his bicycle home from work, when he was hit from behind by a Chrysler Sebring heading northbound.

Murphy was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver sped off, but was later pulled over and arrested in Madison.

Thirty-six year old Clinton Mayes, of Madison, is charged with felony hit and run, resulting in a fatality. He could also face DUI charges by the Madison County Sheriff's department, pending lab results.

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