Pedestrian hit and killed by SUV while walking near Siwell Road identified

Pedestrian hit and killed by SUV while walking near Siwell Road identified
Pedestrian hit and killed while walking near Siwell Road, coroner confirms

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A pedestrian was hit and killed while walking near Siwell Road early Sunday morning, Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart confirms.

The victim has been identified as 54-year-old Donald Ray Clanton.

Officers were on the scene near Siwell Road on Highway 18 around 2:30 a.m.

Police had the area closed for nearly two hours, making drivers turn around if they were heading north into Jackson.

The driver who struck the pedestrian told WLBT that he was on his way to work when he noticed someone in the road. He says he then accidentally hit Clayton.

Officers say they were responding to reports of an individual walking in the road minutes before the incident happened.

The driver stayed on the scene as police investigated.

No charges are pending.

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