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Man Lying in Road Dies After Car Hits Him

FLORENCE, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a man who was lying in a Rankin County road has died after being struck by a car.

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey says in a news release that 53-year-old Robert Paul Parker of Rankin County died at the scene Monday night.

Bailey says witnesses reported that Parker was lying across the southbound lane of Cleary Road in the southern part of the county.

Bailey says one vehicle was able to avoid Parker, but a second one ran him over.

The accident is still under investigation. Bailey says no criminal charges are anticipated against the driver.
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