Pedestrian struck and killed on Hwy 90 Thursday night

Biloxi Police Dispatchers received a 911 call advising a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the area of US 90 and Reynoir St.

After officers arrived, preliminary investigation disclosed the following: A male pedestrian was crossing US 90, from the north side to the south side, when he was struck by a vehicle. Witnesses stated the light on US 90 was red and traffic was stopped when the pedestrian entered the roadway.

The traffic light turned green and a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle, associated with Cruisin’ the Coast, struck the pedestrian in the roadway.

There were witness reports the vehicle was involved in a “burn-out” prior to the crash.  As of now, those reports are unconfirmed and it is undetermined if the driver was involved in any actions that contributed to this crash.

The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. Biloxi Police Department was advised the pedestrian succumbed to the injuries received in the crash.

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