One killed, one in critical condition after I-10 pile up

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove has identified Long Beach resident, Lauren Young, 21 as the woman killed in the five car accident Sunday morning.

Gulfport Police are investigating the accident that has also left Houston, Texas resident Morgan Moss in critical condition at Memorial Hospital.  Hargrove said that Moss was in the car with Young.  Moss was the driver.

According to police, the accident involved four passenger cars and an 18-wheeler.  However, police are still reconstructing the scene.  It appears that the vehicles did not all collide at the same time.

The wrecks occurred around 3 am near the 34 mile marker in the eastbound lane.  The section of I-10 between Canal Road and Hwy 49 was closed for around six hours while investigators worked the scene.

Other passengers were transported to Memorial Hospital, treated for minor injuries and released.

As details become available we will have more on WLOX News and  Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident or have information to contact the police department at (228) 868-5959.

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