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Coroner identifies Waveland man hit by SUV on U.S. 90

A Waveland man died when he was hit by an SUV as he crossed U.S. 90 from a shopping center parking lot, officials said.

Robert Lanclos, 42, lived nearby and it appears his death was an accident, Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk said.

“He walked in front of an oncoming vehicle and I don’t think he intended to get hit,” Faulk said.

Lanclos was struck Friday on U.S. 90 at Waveland Avenue. Police were called to the scene at 11:32 a.m., Assistant Police Chief Mike Prendergast said.

Officers spoke to the driver of a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban, who said she was traveling east on U.S. 90 when she saw a man trying to cross the highway, Prendergast said. She tried to avoid hitting him by driving into the median but was unable to miss him, Prendergast said.

An American Medical Response crew pronounced him dead at the scene, where several businesses and a grocery store are located nearby.

The investigation is ongoing but no foul play is suspected, Faulk said.

Robin Fitzgerald, 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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