The Mississippi Highway Patrol on Tuesday identified the victim from Saturday’s fatal hit and run as 42-year-old David Aaron Simon of Jacksonville, Florida. 

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit and run that occurred in the early morning hours of Sept. 26. 

According to an MHP release, troopers responded to Hwy. 607 N. and U.S. 90, west of Bay St. Louis at 2:06 a.m. on Saturday. 

Upon arrival, troopers discovered a deceased white male in the roadway and the suspect vehicle fled the scene, the release states. 

“During the course of the investigation, MHP crash reconstruction inves tigators interviewed witnesses who observed the tragic hit-and-run and described the vehicle as a small, gold-colored passenger car,” the release states. 

MHP is asking anyone who may have witnessed the event to contact local law enforcement or the MHP Troop K office at 228-396-7400. 

No suspect/vehicle information is available at this time and this is an ongoing MHP investigation, the release states.

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