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Contact: Stephen Dollinger, 662-255-2290
RIDGELAND, MS – On December 29, 2017 at approximately 4:25 pm a bicyclist was struck by a 2017 Chevy Tahoe on the Natchez Trace Parkway near mile marker 108. Parkway Law Enforcement Rangers responded to the scene along with units from the Ridgeland Fire Department, Ridgeland Police Department, Madison County Sheriff’s Department, and Pafford Ambulance Company.
The cyclist, later identified as 50-year old Jacqueline McCarthy of Springfield, Missouri, was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson by ambulance with serious injuries. The driver of the Tahoe, identified as Sherry Evans of Jackson, Mississippi, was cited by the Ridgeland Police Department for no insurance and faces additional charges from Parkway Rangers. Rangers continue to investigate this incident.
“Bicyclists use the Parkway throughout the year and being alert for riders and other hazards is the best way to ensure a safe trip,” stated acting Chief Ranger John Hearne.
For additional information, please call (800) 305-7417.
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