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Mother witnesses the hit and run death of her son

A McComb woman says a hit-and-run driver killed her son, who died just after she ran up to him.

Bonnie Stewart said a white truck hit her 33-year-old son, Justin Lander as he stood on the shoulder Friday night while she waited to back out onto Highway 98.

She says the truck threw his body into the road, and she heard it run over her son.

Stewart says the truck never stopped.

Mississippi First Class Trooper Brandon Fortenberry said the vehicle was not there when officers arrived and the accident is under investigation.

McComb police Lt. Sean Gill says dispatchers told officers to watch for a four-door, white Nissan Titan pickup truck, reportedly traveling east on Highway 98.

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