George Gray, 79, died after being struck early Sunday morning while walking along Tucker Road north of Ocean Springs, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says.
A news release from Sheriff Mike Ezell says George Gray was walking north in the middle of the southbound lane in dark clothes. The driver of a Mitsubishi Eclipse struck him. Gray hit the windshield and landed in the middle of the road.
The driver of the Eclipse has been identified but has not been charged with a crime. An investigation is continuing.
A few minutes before Gray was hit, another driver saw the elderly man walking in the road and called 911 because he feared Gray would be run over.