Man charged in deadly hit-and-run in Hattiesburg


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – On Thursday, the Hattiesburg Police Department charged an individual for a fatal hit-and-run. The incident happened at J.M. Tatum Industrial Drive and Barnes Avenue intersection around 8:30 pm on May 2, killing an 11-year-old girl and injuring her mom.

After an intensive investigation, 27-year-old James McGowan Jr. turned himself into Hattiesburg Police. He was charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident causing death/disfigurement.

Police said McGowan was booked into the Forrest County Jail.

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