Delecta Collins
Delecta Collins
Age 53    Port Gibson, Mississippi    January 11 2013
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PORT GIBSON, Miss. —A Port Gibson bicyclist died in the predawn hours Friday after being struck by a truck in Claiborne County. County Coroner J.W. Mallet told the Vicksburg Post that 53-year-old Delecta Collins was pronounced dead at the scene. The Mississippi Highway Patrol said Collins was hit by a 1999 blue Chevy sport utility vehicle at 2:51 a.m. as he rode his bike on Highway 18 in the area of the Natchez Trace Parkway. The driver of the SUV, 29-year-old Clyde Johnson of Port Gibson, was taken to the Claiborne County Jail where he was charged with driving without a license and felony possession of illegal drugs, MHP said. The investigation is ongoing, MHP said.

Collision Data

Crash time: between midnight and 2:59 a.m.

Closest Intersection: Highway 18 near Natchez Trace Parkway

Land use: Suburban

Road type: Rural Arterial

Where on the road the collision happened: Road

Collision type: Unknown

Driver Data

Vehicle type: Light Trucks (SUVs, pickups)

If truck: Unknown

At crash time driver was:

Cyclist Data

At crash time cyclist was:


There are no additional sources of information at this point.

Legal Status

Legal status: Felony
Against: Against Driver
Civil Suit filed?:
In favor of:
Type of Charge: driving without a license and felony possession of illegal drugs


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