TUPELO – A pedestrian was killed late Saturday night when he was struck by a truck on U.S. Highway 78.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Corbyn Maddox, 22, of Tupelo, appeared to have been walking in the west-bound lane of 78 when he was hit around midnight. The accident occurred at mile marker 94, near the state Highway 371 exit.
Maddox died at the scene.
There does not appear to be any criminal charges at this time on the driver of the truck.
It is unclear why Maddox was walking in the roadway. The accident remains under investigation.