Biloxi man arrested in connection to fatal hit-and-run Jackson County on Sunday

Mississippi State Troopers made an arrest in the fatal hit and run that claimed the life of 33-year-old Douglas Couey of Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, July 19, 2020.

Troopers arrested 46-year-old John David Cole of Biloxi, Mississippi late Sunday afternoon at his residence. Cole is charged with one felony count of leaving the scene of an accident causing death.

The blue 2018 Hyundai Elantra involved in the fatal hit and run was located at Cole’s residence. Cole is currently being held at the Jackson County Jail.

The investigation is still on going by Mississippi Highway Patrol. Once the investigation is complete, the information and investigative findings will be turned over to the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office.

Any further questions regarding the case should be directed to the DA’s office.

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