MSU Freshman Killed In Car Accident, Driver Charged

MSU Freshman Killed In Car Accident, Driver Charged

A Lucedale, Miss., man has been charged with aggravated DUI in connection with an accident in which a Mississippi State University student was killed.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A Lucedale, Miss., man has been charged with aggravated DUI in connection with an accident in which a Mississippi State University student was killed.

Starkville police say 18-year-old Sawyer Tomas Steede is free on $50,000 bond after his arrest. He is scheduled to appear in the Starkville Municipal Court on Oct. 21.

Police say the one-vehicle accident occurred about 2 p.m. along Mississippi Highway 12 near the MSU campus.

Police say 18-year-old Kaleb Dwayne Barker, also of Lucedale, was seriously injured and later died at a Jackson hospital. Barker was a freshman kinesiology major.

Police say Barker was riding in the bed of the pickup driven by Steede.

Police say another passenger was treated for minor injuries and released from a local hospital.

The accident is still under investigation.

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