21-year-old Pascagoula native dies in accident in New Albany, MS

A Pascagoula native and student at Blue Mountain College was killed Thursday night when he was struck by a vehicle in New Albany, Mississippi.

New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson says reports came in shortly before 10 p.m. that a pedestrian had been truck by a vehicle on West Bankhead Street.

Officers found the body of a white male, later identified as 21-year-old Christopher ‘Boomer’ Maurin of Pascagoula.

Chief Robertson says Maurin had been eating dinner with friends at a nearby restaurant and left the group, walking west when he was struck by a vehicle a short distance from the restaurant.

Maurin was also a member of the baseball team at Blue Mountain College. He was set to make his debut for the Toppers after sitting out the 2020 season rehabbing a shoulder injury.

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