Toddler Hit by Car
A Forrest County toddler died in a driveway accident near Hattiesburg. Coroner Butch Benedict says Alex Lewis Lott, who would have turned two in September, was backed over by a vehicle at around three p.m. Tuesday Benedict said the child was pronounced dead later at the intersection of Elks Lake Road and U.S. Highway 49. He says the victim's family scooped him up and attempted to rush him to Forrest General Hospital, but ran out of gas waiting at the intersection's red light. Benedict said the boy likely died instantly.