YAZOO COUNTY, MS. (THECOUNT) — Robert Hamil, of Madison, Kentucky, has been identified as the pedestrian in a Thursday fatal vehicle strike in Yazoo County.

Hamil, 27, was killed after he was struck by a vehicle in Benton early Thursday morning.


According to reports, Hamil exited a vehicle to change a tire on Highway 16 near Vaughan Road, when he was struck by a passing Ford Focus around 12: 11 a.m. Thursday.

Hamil was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries at the scene.

It is unclear if anyone was cited at the scene.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Yazoo County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,065. The county seat is Yazoo City. It is named for the Yazoo River, which forms its western border. Its name is said to come from a Choctaw language word meaning River of Death – Wikipedia.