Pedestrian killed, another injured in Sunday evening crash

A pedestrian was killed and another injured Sunday night when a vehicle struck them while they walked on U.S. 90.

Gulfport Police said at about 7:38 p.m., officers were called the scene near Pratt Avenue and East Beach Boulevard to investigate a crash in which two people were struck by a vehicle.

Pratt Avenue runs along the east side of Courtyard by Marriott hotel on the beach.

Police said preliminary investigation shows that a Jeep traveling west struck the two. One was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to a hospital where they were listed as critical.

The pedestrian was identified as 77 year old Marjorie Freeman of North Carolina.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Gulfport Police at 228-868-5959.

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