STARKVILLE – Police have determined the Mississippi State University student killed in a motor vehicle accident early Tuesday morning died as a result of multiple blunt trauma and being struck by the motor vehicle he was riding in.
The Starkville Police Department reported their investigation revealed five individuals were en route to McDonald’s on Highway 12 in Starkville with three passengers in the truck and two in the bed of the truck. The driver, while backing up in the McDonald’s parking lot, hit a curb, throwing Kaleb Barker, 18, Lucedale from the bed of the truck.
Barker was then run over by the truck as it jumped the curb and came to a rest in the lower level parking lot of Cold Stone Creamery.
The driver of the truck, 18-year-old Sawyer Tomas Steede, of Lucedale, was charged with aggravated DUI.