Teenage victim identified in fatal hit and run accident

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A 15-year-old girl is dead after what police believe is a hit and run accident. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove told WLOX News the girl is Elisha Skinner of Gulfport.

Hargrove said she was reported missing to Gulfport Police Department Monday night by her family.

At this time police and Hargrove believe it is a hit and run accident but the investigation is ongoing.

Gulfport Police received a call around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday from someone who reported a body in the ditch on 34th Street.

We will keep you updated as we receive more information.

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