UPDATE: Fatality in accident on Highway 371 in Itawamba County

By JB Clark/NEMS Daily Journal

A single-vehicle accident Thursday morning involving a pedestrian resulted in a fatality on Highway 371 just inside Itawamba County.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Casey Mayo said Geneva Hunt, 83, of Fulton, was standing of the shoulder of the Highway 371 Thursday morning as Amber Cherry, 25, of Amory approached in a 2008 Chrystler Town and Country van.

Cherry told authorities that Hunt stepped into the road once she was close.

The accident took place at 8:44 a.m. near the Lee County and Itawamba County line in the Evergreen Community.

Cherry was wearing her seat belt and uninjured. She was traveling north at the time of the accident.

Mayo said there Cherry’s cell phone was not in use at the time of the accident.

Officials are investigating the accident and no other information is available at this time.

More as it is available.