The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the death of a pedestrian from a hit & run accident that occurred on Monday night just after 8:00 p.m. Deputies responded to Prichard Road and found a female subject lying in the roadway unresponsive. The female was identified as Samantha McClain Spates, 42, of Tunica, MS. Deputies on the scene were able to obtain information that the victim had been hit by a silver vehicle that had fled the scene of the accident. The vehicle in question was located at the intersection of Dulaney Road & Prichard Road.
A person of interest is being held at the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office. More information will be released as it becomes available.