Pedestrian killed on Indiana Avenue exit

Published 8:26 am Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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.

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“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.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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