Fatal Crash in the area of Wolf River and Landon Roads
It was a deadly morning in north Harrison County as two cars crashed in a head-on collision. It happened near the intersection of Wolf River Road and Landon Road just before 8 this morning. News 25’s Gina Tomlinson has more from the scene of the accident.
Investigators spent the morning reconstructing the scene of the deadly wreck on Wolf River Road, trying to piece together just what led to this head-on collision which killed 53-year-old Debra Dean of Pass Christian and severely injured a juvenile. “We had a helicopter fly in, in case we were flying the juvenile to a trauma center but he was able to go to Memorial Hospital,” said Harrison County Fire Chief Pat Sullivan.
The juvenile has not yet been identified but left the scene of the accident alert and conscious. Authorities tell News 25 both people involved in the two car accident were wearing seatbelts when the cars collided, one in the northbound lane and the other traveling south.
This area of Wolf River Road was shut down for several hours as crews worked the scene. Deputies were also busy diverting traffic to take alternate routes during the clean-up. “Initially we had a lot of traffic because we have several dirt pits in this area and we have a lot of trucks moving through the area,” said Sullivan.
Even though it’s a rural road, it’s frequently traveled and has been the scene of a number of accidents. “We have, I think, on average somewhere between 10 and 15 a year on the rural roads of the county,” said Captain Craig Necaise with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.