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Police search for driver of fatal hit and run in Kosciusko

Kosciusko police say the body of 38-year-old Timothy Lane Parks was found in a ditch on West Jefferson street around 8:40 Friday morning. Source: Family Kosciusko police say the body of 38-year-old Timothy Lane Parks was found in a ditch on West Jefferson street around 8:40 Friday morning. Source: Family
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Leonard Parks says his son suffered from mental illness and walked almost everywhere he went. Source: WLBT Leonard Parks says his son suffered from mental illness and walked almost everywhere he went. Source: WLBT
KOSCIUSKO, MS (WLBT) - The search is on for a hit and run driver in Kosciusko.

Police say the driver struck and killed a pedestrian overnight, then kept going.

Kosciusko police say the body of 38-year-old Timothy Lane Parks was found in a ditch on West Jefferson street around 8:40 Friday morning. Investigators believe he was walking on the road, when he was hit by a passing car the night before - the driver never stopped.

Leonard Parks, the father of the victim says, "He liked to go out at night and I'd tell him be careful that somebody might hit him. He always said I'll be careful."

Leonard Parks says his son suffered from mental illness and walked almost everywhere he went.   

He's disturbed and saddened the driver never stopped. Police say Timothy Parks was pronounced dead at the scene.

Leonard Parks says, "Whoever done it just hit him and knocked him off in a ditch there and kept going. To me I can understand an accident. Everybody can have an accident.  Anybody that just hits somebody and not even stop - to me that's different. That's murder."

Kosciusko police collected evidence, including some damaged car parts. They are also putting out a description of the suspect vehicle they're looking for.  

It's a 2011 to 2014 Chrysler 200 Sebring with damage to the passenger side front headlight.  

Anyone with information on the vehicle is asked to call Kosciusko police at 662-289-3131.  

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