A former Tippah County constable died when the ATV he was driving was struck by a vehicle Sunday afternoon.
At approximately 2:40 p.m., Leroy Derrick, 93, of Ripley, apparently attempted to cross state Highway 4, near County Road 548, on his Honda Rancher ATV and pulled into the path of a GMC Acadia, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Derrick died at the scene.
The driver of the SUV was not injured.
Derrick served as a constable of Tippah County for several years before retiring.
The accident remains under investigation.