Fatal hit and run near Old Hwy 63 South in George County

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Today the George County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal hit and run.

First responders responded to a 911 call around 9 p.m. Wednesday night on Old Highway 63 South just south of Scott Road at the Lucedale city limits.

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Once on scene, they found a 58-year-old male was deceased. The driver of the vehicle later returned to the scene and turned himself over to authorities.

Thirty-seven year-old William C. Buckhalter of Lucedale was charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident causing death and booked into the George County Regional Correctional Facility on a $10,000 bond.

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