BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Two people died overnight in a tragic wreck on Interstate 10. The accident occurred around 10pm near mile marker 40. That's right at the Biloxi-Gulfport line.
According to police, the victims were an adult and an 11-year-old child.
Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said the victims were from DeLeon Springs, Florida. They were westbound on I-10 heading to Mexico for a month long family vacation.
Osbaldo Caro, 11, was in the back seat of the pickup wearing a seat belt. Margarita Verdinez, 58, was a front seat passenger wearing a seat belt.
According to Hargrove, the left rear tire separated from the family's pick up truck and the driver lost control. She crashed through a guard rail, into a grassy area, and then slammed into a pine tree. Both victims died at the scene.
Three other children suffered injuries. Two were taken to Memorial Hospital, and a third was flown to USA Medical Center.