Gulfport man charged with DUI causing death

A Gulfport man has been charged with aggravated DUI causing death as a result of an April 12 crash.

Wilbur Gene Barr, 50, was booked into the Harrison County jail and is held on a $250,000 bond set by Justice Judge Louise Ladner pending an initial appearance.

Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said that on April 12, deputies and Fire Service officials responded to a crash on County Farm Road just south of Robinson Road involving two trucks.

Both drivers were trapped and had to be cut out of their vehicles.

The driver of one of the vehicles died from his injuries.


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