Ellisville man dies after being struck by vehicle, investigation ongoing


HATTIESBURG, MS. - An Ellisville man died after being struck by a vehicle Sunday on Veteran's Memorial Blvd.

Forrest County Coroner Lisa Klem identified the victim as Joshua Douglas, 28, of Ellisville. Klem said Douglas died from the injuries sustained by the accident.

According to Lieutenant (Lt.) Jon Traxler with the Hattiesburg Police Department (HPD), when officers arrived at the scene Douglas' body was found in a ditch where he was pronounced dead.

"The car involved had heavy damage, but no one in the vehicle was injured" said Lt. Traxler.

Authorities said the driver of the vehicle has not been charged. An investigation is still ongoing according to Lt. Traxler.

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