Single car accident leaves two Mississippians dead

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Two coast residents are dead after a single car accident Sunday night.

Harrison County officials responded to a call at the intersection of Fowler Avenue and Robinson Road.

Officials found a single car accident involving a Ford Thunderbird. Harrison County Gary Hargrove says the car struck an electricity pole and two trees.

The driver, 40-year-old Jason Germyn of Biloxi, was pronounced dead on the scene due to head and chest injuries. Germyn was not wearing a seat belt.

The passenger, 28-year-old Richard Kelly of Gulfport, was transported to Memorial Hospital where he later died from head and chest injuries. Kelly was wearing a seat belt.

The accident is under investigation by the Harrison County Sheriff's Department.

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