Vehicle versus Pedestrian Accident

On Thursday March 4, 2021, at approximately 7:05 pm, the Jackson Police Department was dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian collision in the area of Highway 49 and Marcucci Lane. 

On Thursday March 4, 2021, at approximately 7:05 pm, the Jackson Police Department was dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian collision in the area of Highway 49 and Marcucci Lane. Upon arrival, 61-year-old Perry Lee Nichols was located unresponsive and lying within the #2 northbound lane of Highway 49. Life saving measures were performed on Nichols but he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the vehicle, Patrick Thomas Childs, stayed on scene and is cooperating with the investigation. Initial investigation shows Nichols was walking eastbound on State Highway 49 pushing a shopping cart when he was struck in the #2 northbound lane by a 2001 Honda Civic driven by Childs. No drugs or alcohol use are suspected to be a factor for the driver and a toxicology screen is pending on the pedestrian. This investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed this collision is encouraged to call the Jackson Police Department at (209) 223-1771.