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Deadly Hit & Run on Gallatin Street in Jackson

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Man hit in front of Neely's Automotive on Gallatin St. Man hit in front of Neely's Automotive on Gallatin St.
JACKSON, MS - UPDATED 11/20/13 at 4:09pm

The man that was the victim of a hit and run on Gallatin Street has been identified as Claude Smith Jr., age 34, of Jackson, Mississippi.

UPDATED 11/17/13 at 3:00 p.m.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grishan Stewart tells us she still hasn't been able to identify the victim. She says she will try to use his fingertips to identify him Monday.


UPDATED 11/15/13 at 10:20 p.m.

A man is dead tonight after being run over several times on a Jackson street.  We’re told it happened on Gallatin Street in front of Neely's Auto Electric.

According to the Hinds County Coroner, the victim has not been identified.  He is a black man between the ages of 40-and-50.  He died from massive blunt force trauma.  We talked with a woman who saw what happened.

"While I was on the phone with 911, a car comes by and runs over the man.  A second car runs over his head.  A lady stops and put on her headlights to stop traffic from running him over.  And, a third time a truck comes by and his body goes flying,” recalls a woman, who only wanted to be identified as Beth.
According to the eye-witness, all three vehicles fled the scene.


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A pedestrian was hit by a car on South Gallatin Street in front of Neely's Automotive. Police are at the scene.

Tracy Armbruster is there covering this incident and will have more information as details become available.
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