Vehicle runs off Hwy 90, fatally hits person walking on beach in Gulfport; driver hospitalized

GULFPORT, Miss. (WXXV) — One person is dead and another has been sent to the hospital after a vehicle veered off the road and onto the beach in Gulfport.

A spokesperson with the Gulfport Police Department tells WXXV that shortly after 6 a.m., a vehicle travelling eastbound on Highway 90 ran off the road, crashing onto the beach near Cowan Road.

The vehicle flipped several times on the beach, fatally striking a person walking in the sand. The pedestrian was pronounced dead on the scene and the driver was taken to a local hospital.

The victim has not yet been identified, pending notification of the next of kin.

Police say it is unclear why the driver lost control of the vehicle.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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