Gulfport Police investigate early-morning traffic fatality

Gulfport Police Department is investigating a traffic fatality that occurred early Friday morning.

At about 2:09 a.m., officers responded to Highway 90 and Thornton Avenue, in reference to an overturned vehicle crash with injuries.

The on-scene investigation revealed that a 2005 Honda Accord, driven by a 37-year-old male, was traveling eastbound on Highway 90 near Thornton Avenue when the vehicle struck a curb causing it to flip several times. The man was later pronounced deceased.

The man has been identified, but his name has been withheld pending proper family notification by the Harrison County Coroner’s Office.

The crash is still under investigation by the Gulfport Police Department Traffic Division.

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