Man struck by 18-wheeler, dies

The victim of Friday’s accident on I-55 near Goodman Road in Southaven has been identified. 

The DeSoto County Coroner has identified that Vincent Stokes Layton, age 58, died when struck by an 18-wheel semi-trailer truck about 11:10 a.m. Friday morning. Layton, a pedestrian, was struck under the Goodman Road bridge crossing the southbound lane of I-55.

Southaven Police first reported the accident on social media about 11:15 a.m. and the interstate was closed while the investigation took place.  It was reopened about 12:30 p.m.

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  • July 31, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Just recently discovered your website in the last couple of weeks. SO GLAD!!! I no longer take “The CA” because it “WOKE” a couple of years ago… So, thank you for this bit of local news!


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