Third victim dies after Ocean Springs single-vehicle accident

Third victim dies after Ocean Springs single-vehicle accident

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Captain Jackson with the Ocean Springs Police Department confirmed Martin Helton, the third passenger in the fatal, single-vehicle accident, has died.

Helton was placed in the intensive care unit at USA hospital in Mobile, Al after the accident before he died.

The accident happened Thursday at 2:37 a.m. at the CSX Bridge on Bienville Blvd in Ocean Springs.

Earlier in the week officials identified the other two victims involved in the accident as 24-year-old Rachel Byrd of Vancleave and 35-year-old Jonathan Fruth of Gulfport.

Police say the vehicle flipped over several times ejecting the driver and passengers out of the vehicle.

Crash Reconstruction Officers Sgt. Dye and Officer Pierce of the Ocean Springs Police Department arrived at the scene to investigate the cause of the crash.

Officers say, “there were three adult individuals in the vehicle (two males and one female) that were taking to area hospitals (two to Ocean Springs Hospital and one to Singing River).”

The crash is still under investigation.

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