Fatal accident in Stone County

On 2-1-2018, The Mississippi Highway Patrol investigated a fatal crash in Stone County that occurred on Highway 15 northbound, near Wire Road, at approximately 4:15pm, which claimed the life of one man.

Upon arriving it appeared an 86-year-old white male of Perkinston was traveling north on Highway 15 in a white 2013 Ford F-150. The Ford crossed the center line, entering the southbound lane, when a southbound gray 2005 Toyota Corolla driven by a 29-year-old Hispanic male entered the northbound lane to avoid the F-150. The driver of the Ford reentered the northbound lane where the head on collision occurred.

A Hispanic male of Gulfport that was the front seat passenger of the Toyota Corolla was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the Corolla was flown to Forrest General Hospital with moderate injuries. The driver of the Ford was transported to Stone County Hospital with moderate injuries.

All involved in the crash appear to have been wearing seatbelts.

The crash is still under investigation, we will update with more information as it becomes available.

Categories: Local News, News, Stone County

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