A 30-year-old Canton man has been arrested on multiple charges following a deadly accident Friday night on Mississippi Highway 16 near Way Road. 

Jerodrick E. George was charged with felony hit and run, no drivers license, and leaving the scene of a fatal crash after his pickup truck allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian. 

The victim has been identified as Cheryl L. Clark, 48, of Canton. 

According to Cpl. Kervin Stewart of the Mississippi Highway Patrol, troopers were dispatched at approximately 7:30 p.m. last Friday to a crash involving a pickup truck and a pedestrian. 

“Preliminary reports indicate that the vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado, was traveling westbound and collided with a pedestrian and continued traveling westbound, before turning onto Pisgah Bottom Road and coming to a stop,” Stewart said. 

Mississippi Highway 16 was closed for an extended period of time for troopers to investigate the accident. 

Stewart said the investigation is ongoing, but that alcohol is believed to have played a factor in the crash.