Posted: Sep 18, 2013 8:55 AM
STARKVILLE, Miss.- A Lucedale, Miss., man has been charged with aggravated DUI in connection with an accident in which a Mississippi State University student was killed.
Starkville police say 18-year-old Sawyer Tomas Steede is free on $50,000 bond after his arrest. He is scheduled to appear in the Starkville Municipal Court on Oct. 21.
Police say the one-vehicle accident occurred about 2 p.m. along Mississippi Highway 12 near the MSU campus.
Police say 18-year-old Kaleb Dwayne Barker, also of Lucedale, was seriously injured and later died at a Jackson hospital. Barker was a freshman kinesiology major.
Police say Barker was riding in the bed of the pickup driven by Steede.
Police say another passenger was treated for minor injuries and released from a local hospital.
The accident is still under investigation.