Madison Avenue Upper Elementary crossing guard hit by SUV

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UPDATE: Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler sais the crossing guard who was hit Friday morning was City Public Works employee Wesley Gannon.

Gannon is also known as the Madison Avenue Santa Claus. He was at Madison Avenue Upper Elementary School serving as a crossing guard when he was hit by an SUV.

Hawkins-Butler said said Gannon is out of the hospital.


MADISON, Mississippi (WJTV) – A crossing guard is recovering after being hit by a vehicle this morning. 

Master Sergeant Jamie Brooks with the Madison Police Department says the crossing guard is ok and suffered “bumps and bruises.”  The guard was hit by an SUV at approximately 7:10 this morning.  The driver of the SUV stopped.  The accident, he says, remains under investigation.

The school is located at 1209 Madison Avenue in the city of Madison.

The guard has not been officially identified.


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