Cyclist killed, search on for hit-and-run driver


CANTON — A Jackson cyclist was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Nissan Drive last week.

Robert Walker, 74, was fatally wounded in the accident reported at 6:42 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 on Nissan Drive, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Kervin K. Stewart.

“This crash is being investigated by members of the MHP Crash Team,” Stewart said.

Though no vehicle description is available at this time, Stewart said MHP investigators determined that Walker was struck and killed by a vehicle while he was riding his bicycle on Nissan Drive near Ragsdale Road just outside of Canton.

They determined that the vehicle left the scene traveling south on Nissan Drive.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to contact MHP and make a report by calling 601-420-6342.

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