Pedestrian killed on Indiana Avenue exit
Law enforcement and emergency medical units responded to a tragic scene Monday evening on the eastbound Indiana Avenue exit.
According to Vicksburg Chief of Police Walter Armstrong, Donald Welch, 59 of Vicksburg, was struck and killed by a vehicle as he crossed in front of traffic shortly before 7 p.m.
Welch was pronounced dead at the scene.
“We were talking at the scene last night that we had seen this individual walking up an down the interstate — and other roads — quite often,” Armstrong said Tuesday morning. “It’s sad, but there was nothing the driver could have done.”
Armstrong said there no citations issued in the accident.
“It is a shame,” Armstrong said. “I remember seeing him quite a bit walking up and down the interstate and other roads.”
There was no information available Tuesday morning on any arrangements for Welch.
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