Friday fatality ruled ‘tragic accident’

Published 5:33 pm Monday, August 26, 2019

A woman, walking along North Frontage Road near Merit Health River Region’s west campus Friday night, was struck and killed by a passing car.

Officials with the Vicksburg Police Department said 38-year-old Regina Hunt, from Roxie, Miss., died from injuries suffered when she was struck by a passing vehicle at about 10:30 p.m.

Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hunt’s name and information was released Monday after her family was notified.

Sgt. Bobby Jones, with the Vicksburg Police Department, said the investigation into the accident showed that Hunt was either standing in the road at the time she was struck or stepped out into traffic.

The investigation also showed Hunt was a patient at the hospital at the time she was struck by a 2018 Nissan Altima. The driver of the Altima called 911.

Jones said no wrongdoing was found during the investigation and that the event was a “tragic accident.”

When contacted for information regarding Hunt, Leigh White, spokesperson for Merit Health River Region, said “HIPAA regulations and other patient privacy considerations prevent us from commenting at this time.”

 

Tim Reeves, editor of The Vicksburg Post, contributed to this report.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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