Victim of hit and run in Bay St. Louis identified

A Bay St. Louis man who was killed in a hit and run on Wednesday has been identified.

Hancock County Coroner Jeff Hair said 51-year-old Randall Laws died of blunt force trauma. Laws was originally from out-of-state, but had been in the Bay St. Louis area for about nine years and was often seen on his bicycle.

Hair says it took some time to track down family out-of-state.

He was riding on the service road of Highway 90 near Lower Bay Road between 5:30 and 6 a.m. Wednesday when he was hit.

The driver, 35-year-old Christopher Peterson of Perkinston, is charged with felony hit and run causing death. He’s in the Hancock County Jail under a $1 million bond.

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