- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

SHANNON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a child struck by a car on Highway 245 in Shannon.

Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green says the boy was pronounced dead at North Mississippi Medical Center Thursday afternoon.

Troopers identify the child as 8-year-old Adam Ray Robert of Shannon.

Troopers tell WTVA TV (http://bit.ly/1XW60s8) it appears a car was southbound when it struck Robert. They say it appeared the boy was struck in the road.

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Information from: WTVA-TV, http://www.wtva.com

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