HAYTI - A fatal accident is under investigation today by the Hayti Police Department.
At 3:46 p.m. Monday, the Hayti Police received a call from the Sitco Truck Stop about a man being seriously injured in an accident on the parking lot. According to officer Blaise Duggins with the Hayti Police, a 40-year man from the Kennett area was struck by a trailer as it was being disconnected from the tractor rig.
Upon arrival by officers it was determined the injuries were fatal. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pemiscot County Coroner.
While the accident remains under investigation Duggins said it is "believed it is going to possibly due to faulty equipment."
The name of the victim was not being released by police prior to press time.