Witness to deadly hit and run at CSL Plasma Center speaks out
We’ve been keeping you up to date on the deadly hit and run that left one woman dead. Today, a witness speaks out about the incident and tells us what he saw.
On Wednesday, a hit and run in Gulfport left one person dead and four more injured. This happened right out in front of the CSL Plasma building on Highway 49 around 5:15 in the morning. Witness Steven Chance said, “I never expected something like this to happen, especially at a place like that.”
Chance was waiting for the doors to open at CSL Plasma when a white van allegedly driven by Justin Overall plowed through the parking lot, killing Doris Duckworth and injuring several others. “I heard a noise and I turned around. I was clipped by the vehicle and then watched the man, the driver in the van, run the other victims down.”
People line up to donate before CSL Plasma opens each day. Chance tells News 25 the woman killed was a good person and donated plasma there before. “She was persistent in letting me go in front of her because she knew I was there before her and she was just really friendly to everyone. She definitely was not deserving of what happened to her. I think it is very sad.”
Although, Chance says he is grateful to be alive, he doesn’t think this happened by accident. “I feel terrible for the people who were injured, for Ms. Doris’ family, who has a loss to something that I feel was very evil, something that I think was intentional.”
The deadly hit and run is still an ongoing investigation. News 25 will continue to bring you updates as we learn more.