A pedestrian walking along I-55 died following a hit-and-run accident in rural Madison County Monday morning, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

MHP Cpl. Kervin Stewart said that he received the call that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle on I-55 in Madison County at about 7 a.m. Stewart said that the fatal crash involving a pedestrian occurred on I-55 near mile marker 121. 

The man has been identified as Leonard D. McFall, 59, of 270 Shady Pine Lane in Jackson.

Stewart said that preliminary reports indicate that McFall was walking on the northbound side of the interstate when he was struck by an unknown vehicle. 

McFall died as a result of his injuries. 

“The vehicle that struck the pedestrian left the scene. So it is being investigated as a hit and run crash,” Stewart said.

The make and model of the vehicle in question were unknown by authorities at the time. 

Stewart said that they would release more information as it became available.