Pedestrian Struck And Killed By Cantonment Man On Nine Mile Road

January 5, 2017

A pedestrian was struck and killed on Nine Mile Road late Wednesday night.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 52-year old Ricky W. Polk of Saucier, MS, was walking west on Nine Mile Road near the intersection of Cove Avenue when he was struck by a 1999 Dodge pickup driven by 56-year old Marlon K. Shelton of Cantonment. Polk was pronounced deceased on the scene of the 11:19 p.m. crash.

Shelton pulled over to the shoulder of the road following the crash.

The FHP is investigating to determine if Polk was in the roadway or on the shoulder at the time of the crash.  Any charges  against Shelton are pending the outcome of the investigation.


4 Responses to “Pedestrian Struck And Killed By Cantonment Man On Nine Mile Road”

  1. john on January 10th, 2017 1:22 pm

    Well said Grandma.

  2. Eric on January 6th, 2017 10:38 pm

    Several years ago, I struck and killed a pedestrian. The man literally jumped in front of my truck. It took about two years before I could drive again, mentally. The accident wasn’t my fault, but that doesn’t matter when it comes to mentally dealing with that you killed someone. Prayers to all involved, and their families.

  3. Melodies4us on January 6th, 2017 4:04 pm

    Was he homeless. Sadly, every winter their are several homeless pedestrians who get hit by cars. I feel bad for the driver.

  4. Grandma on January 6th, 2017 12:08 pm

    PEDESTRAINS wear light color clothing at night. Hold a white handkerchief in your hand. Carry a flashlight or use your phone’s “torch” light. Drivers cannot see you in the dark!!!! Headlights won’t light up dark clothing to make you visible!!!!

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