William Theotis Chambliss Identified As Victim Of Fatal Crash In Edwards Street

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Thursday night, prompting an investigation by the Hattiesburg Police Department.

At approximately 8 p.m., officers were dispatched to an incident in the vicinity of Edwards Street and Barkley Road, as reported by HPD.

According to HPD, a man was discovered deceased at the location. According to reports, he was struck by a hit-and-run driver.

According to Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem, the victim has been identified as William Theotis Chambliss, a 63-year-old resident of Hattiesburg. According to official sources, the next of kin has been notified.

According to HPD, the investigation is still ongoing.

Individuals with any information regarding the incident are urged to contact HPD at (601)-545-4971 or Metro Crime Stoppers at (601)-582-STOP(7867).

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