Arrested for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death


On September 19, 2022, the Gulfport Police Department arrested 46-year-old Dixie Tanner Sharp and charged her with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death.

On September 18, 2022, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to the intersection of Highway 90 and 20th Avenue, in reference to an accident with injuries.

Upon arrival, Officers made contact with an unoccupied white Lexis and then observed pieces of a motorcycle scattered in multiple directions. Witnesses observed Sharp walking away from the Lexis after the accident occurred. The driver of the motorcycle,  Carlos Del La Cruz, succumbed to his injuries on scene.

After being processed, Sharp was transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center to be held in lieu of her $100,000 bond.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 601-355-8477.

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