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Coroner: Starkville bicyclist killed in Sunday crash


Carl Smith



A Starkville man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle while he biked along Highway 25 Sunday. 


Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed Jay Burrell, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near Pinelake Church. 


Few details of the accident are known as Starkville Police Department had not yet responded to a media inquiry as of press time, but Hunt said the accident was reported about 7:10 p.m. after Burrell was struck by a SUV while biking in or near Highway 25's right southbound lane. 


Burrell's body was sent to the Mississippi Crime Lab for an autopsy, Hunt said.  


It is not known if any arrests were made in connection with the accident. 


The Dispatch will update this story as more information becomes available.


Carl Smith covers Starkville and Oktibbeha County for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter @StarkDispatch



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