Potts Camp mayor dies after being struck by vehicle

By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal

POTTS CAMP – Potts Camp Mayor Ricky Leseur died Wednesday night after being struck by a vehicle at roadside Wednesday afternoon.

Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson said Leseur appeared to be in serious condition at the time he was airlifted to The Med in Memphis.

Leseur was accompanied by Jimmy Foreman of Potts Camp, who also was injured and was airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Dickerson said the indicent happened on Old Highway 78 in the town of Potts Camp.

Witnesses said Leseur and the man with him were retrieving tools from the side of the road that had fallen off their truck when they were struck by a van driven by John Garrison of Red Banks.

The accident is under investigation.