Hattiesburg police investigate deadly hit-and-run


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT/AP) – Hattiesburg police say an 11-year-old Mississippi girl was killed and her mother injured after being struck by a car that fled the scene.

The Hattiesburg American reports the child, Leighton Hill, was killed Saturday night as she was riding her bike down the street in Hattiesburg. Leighton was pronounced dead at the scene while her mother, Shannon Posey, was taken to a hospital to be treated for her injuries.

Posey was walking beside her daughter when the hit-and-run happened. Hattiesburg police have not provided a description of the vehicle or identified a suspect in the case.

If you have any information about the deadly hit-and-run, call Hattiesburg police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.

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