Driver killed in accident on I-10 near County Farm Road is identified

Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that happened overnight on I-10.

The accident happened about 11 p.m. in the westbound lanes near the County Farm Road exit. Two tractor trailer rigs were involved. One driver died and the other was taken to a local hospital.

Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer identified the victim as 58-year-old Frank Culler of St. Amant, Louisiana. Culler was driving westbound when his truck veered off the interstate and hit another 18-wheeler parked at the I-10 on-ramp at County Farm Road.

After hitting the other truck, Culler’s vehicle kept going, hit several trees and then burst into flames.

Culler was heading back from Florida, where he had been hauling large equipement used to help clean up after Hurricane Ian.

Harrison County Fire Rescue, CRTC and Gulfport Fire departments responded to the accident, which shut down Interstate 10 for several hours.

DEQ also was called out to handle cleanup of large amounts of fuel that spilled during the accident.

Traffic was back to flowing normally shortly after 6 a.m.

WXXV News will have more on this story as information becomes available.

 

 

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