Man killed in Copiah County accident - - Jackson, MS

Man killed in Copiah County accident

Source: MHP Source: MHP
COPIAH COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

MHP Corporal Eric Henry says one man was killed in Copiah County by another motorists after hitting a deer and exiting his vehicle.

Henry said the accident happened around 11:45 Saturday night when 44-year-old Dung Dao was driving a Toyota car on I-55, near Hazlehurst, when he hit a deer.

Dao's vehicle was stuck in the middle of I-55 and that's when another car stopped to help the man.

In the meantime another motorist, driving a Nissan Altima, did not see the Toyota stalled on I-55 until the last minute and that driver veered to the right to miss Dao's stalled vehicle.

The driver hit Dao, who was standing near his car, on the side of the road and Dao was killed on the scene.

The accident is being investigated.

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