TUPELO, Miss. (AP) -- The superintendent of the Natchez Trace Parkway says officials are researching why the Mississippi portion of the Trace has more fatalities than Alabama and Tennessee.
Trace superintendent Cam Sholly tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the parkway has had three biking fatalities in the past three years. He says all three occurred in Mississippi.
Dr. Gary Holdiness of Kosciusko was killed in May while riding his bike around Kosciusko. David Allison was killed in 2009 in Prentiss County. In April 2009, Esther Hagemen of the Netherlands was killed in Chickasaw County.
All three were hit by a vehicle.
Sholly says the parkway is making a bike safety brochure available.
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