George County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal accident

The George County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a pedestrian fatality that occurred on River Road in the Basin Community of George County, MS, yesterday evening.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29th, 2020, the George County Communications Center received a call regarding an accident that occurred near the 100 block of River Road, involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

GCSO Deputies, District 3 First Responders and ASAP EMS arrived on scene, and it was determined that the pedestrian, Marvette Anderson, Jr. (28) of Lucedale, MS, was deceased.

GCSO Investigators and Mississippi Highway Patrol Troopers identified and questioned the driver of the vehicle, who had remained on scene, and no charges are expected at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information concerning this or any other crime is encouraged to contact the George County Sheriff’s Office at 601.947.4811.

The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers is available for reporting anonymous crime tips by calling 877.787.5898.  The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers can be accessed by internet at the following address: or through the George County Sheriff’s Office website

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