Head injury kills Vancleave teen in gruesome car crash

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove has determined a 17 year old died this morning from blunt force trauma to the head.

That 17 year old was Chasity Griffin.  She was the passenger in a Dodge Ram pickup truck Wednesday morning that was involved in a gruesome two vehicle accident. The fatal crash occurred on Highway 15 at Lickskillet Road at 9:26am.

The coroner said Griffin was the passenger in the Dodge Ram pickup truck. She pronounced dead at the scene. She was not wearing her seatbelt.

The pickup truck was eastbound on Lickskillet and failed to stop at a stop sign. Police said it ran in front of the Ford Ranger pickup which was traveling southbound on Highway 15.

The driver of Griffin's truck was transported to Biloxi Regional Medical Center in stable condition. The driver of the Ford Ranger was transported to Garden Park Medical Center in stable condition.

Witnesses say the vehicle was airborne and the victim was partially ejected from the truck.

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