Jackson County

Third pedestrian killed in Jackson County in 7 weeks

A Biloxi man is dead after being hit by a car here Friday.

Jackson County Chief Deputy Coroner Jason Moody said Michael Holloway, 41, was walking on Lemoyne Boulevard about 11 p.m. when a car hit him.

“Mr. Holloway died at the scene of the accident,” Moody said.

Holloway was the second pedestrian to be killed in Jackson County in slightly more than a week, and the third within two months.

On Nov. 6, 79-year-old George Gray was killed while walking at night on Tucker Road. Authorities said it appeared Gray was walking in the middle of a lane wearing dark clothing when he was struck.

The driver of the car that hit him was not charged.

And in the early hours of Oct. 1, a 50-year-old D’Iberville man died after he was hit by a car on Interstate 10.

Moody said Claude W. McEwen died near exit 50 off I-10 in Jackson County.

“It looked like Mr. McEwen had some car trouble on the interstate and he pulled over and was trying to flag a car down for help when he was hit,” Moody said.