Boy dies after being hit by a car on Highway 90

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Biloxi police have confirmed an eight-year-old boy died overnight after being hit near Highway 90 and Rodenberg Avenue.

Blake Terrell was with his family on the beachfront early Tuesday night to see some of the cars in town for Cruisin the Coast.

Suddenly, the boy crossed the highway just west of Rodenberg Avenue and got hit by a vehicle traveling in the westbound lane. The child was rushed to Biloxi Regional Medical Center with injuries.  He died a short time later from those injuries.

The driver was being questioned, but had not been charged with anything as of 10:00 Tuesday night.

A Harrison County Schools administrator has confirmed Terrell was a first grader at D'Iberville Elementary School.

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