One dead in single vehicle crash

Mississippi Highway patrol released the name of the man who died in a fatal accident Saturday in Hancock County as 44-year-old Johnny Ray Wilson Sr. of Birmingham.

Chase Elkins says a 2007 Chrysler driven by Wilson was headed west on Interstate 10 near Highway 603 when he lost control of the vehicle and went off the left side of the road, crashing into a tree.

The driver and two of the passengers were ejected from the vehicle. Elkins says no one was wearing a seat belt. Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three passengers, ages five, six, and 11-years-old, that were in the vehicle were air lifted to University Hospital in New Orleans are believed to be in critical condition.

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