Gulfport police officer crashes into Cowan Bridge guardrail

By WLOX Staff

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A wreck involving a police car shut down a major road in Gulfport for several hours Sunday. Gulfport Police say it happened on Cowan Road shortly after 6am.

Around midday, police still had the southbound lanes closed from Seaway Road to just past the Wilkes Bridge.

Police say an officer was crossing the bridge Sunday morning when the vehicle spun and struck the guard rail.

The officer was taken to Memorial Hospital where Gulfport Police say she was treated and released.

The incident is under investigation.

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