Tupelo, MS – Brittany Phillips Struck and Killed on Riviera Rd 

Tupelo, MS – Brittany Phillips Struck and Killed on Riviera Rd 

Tupelo, MS (November 28, 2020) – A former police officer was arrested after he hit and killed a pedestrian on Saturday, November 18th.

30-year-old James Heath Kitchens, a resident of Starkville, has been arrested for the death of Brittany Phillips, 26, also from Starkville.

Investigators at the scene stated that Phillips was struck at about 8:00 p.m. and was transported to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment. 

She passed away early Sunday morning.  

Authorities have stated that the investigation into this incident is ongoing. 

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Tupelo

Tupelo, MS - Brittany Phillips Struck and Killed on Riviera Rd 

In Mississippi, inattentive drivers are one of the leading causes of fatal and injurious pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians who cross roadways inside of a marked crosswalk or at a signaled intersection are afforded the legal right of way. Anytime the focus of a vehicle’s driver is on something other than their surroundings, pedestrians typically go unnoticed.  

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