Man found dead in ditch after being hit by car; Reward offered for info in case

Timothy Herron (Photo courtesy of victim's family)

UPDATE: A reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in connection with the Copiah County fatal hit-and-run case.

The pedestrian, Timothy Herron was hit by a vehicle between 8:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle in question is possibly a dark colored Chevy or GMC SUV or a pickup ranging from year model 1994 to 1998. The vehicle has damage on the front passenger side.

Anyone with information that could help in the investigation of this case would be eligible for a reward of up to $2,500.

If you have information to help in this case,  call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online through the Web Tip link.


COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — A 26-year-old man was found dead on the side of a Copiah County road Friday morning.

Coroner Ellis Stuart says the body was found on Thomas Road.

Copiah County Sheriff Harold L. Jones says Timothy Herron was hit by a vehicle. He was found in a ditch, about half of a mile from his home.

The coroner said people inside nearby heard a noise around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. They came outside and didn’t see anything.

Herron wasn’t found until Friday morning.

Preliminary reports show he died from blunt force trauma.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run, contact authorities.


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