Arrest made in fatal Pass Christian hit and run; Victim identified

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We have an update from the fatal hit and run that happened in Pass Christian Saturday night.

Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer identified the pedestrian as 56-year-old Michelle Kates from Tampa, Florida.

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Switzer says Kates was crossing Hayden Avenue onto Highway 90 when she was struck by 36-year-old Ray Daniels Jr., who was said to be driving a large black SUV.

Kates died on scene from blunt force trauma. Kates was reportedly in town visiting family in Pass Christian.

Daniels was arrested Sunday night in Bay St. Louis on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident causing death. His bond is set at $250,000.

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