UPDATE: Family member identifies pedestrian who was killed on I-55

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — A family member of the man who was hit on I-55 near Goodman Road has identified the victim.

The sister-in-law of 64-year-old Roy Parker said Parker was on his way to Millington when he stopped to change a tire and was struck by a car.

Her account of Roy’s accident matches the Southaven Police Department’s, who also said Parker had pulled over on the I-55 shoulder and was out of his vehicle when he was struck by another car.

Parker was transported to the hospital in extremely critical condition and passed away shortly after arriving, police say.

The accident is under investigation.

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