MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - One man died Sunday and another is in the hospital after an accident in Moss Point on Saturday.
According to Jackson County coroner Vicki Broadus, 23-year-old Donald Thompson died from blunt force trauma to the body. Investigators were on the scene Sunday trying to figure out what caused the accident.
Yellow crime tape was still up on Grierson Street, a day after a deadly car crash in Moss Point.
"We received 911 calls. Several 911 calls of an accident with injuries. Upon the officers arrival they found two individuals suffering from injuries sustained during the accident," Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis said.
The driver reportedly lived and is in stable condition, but the passenger died at the hospital.
According to police, the vehicle was heading westbound, but somehow ended up crashing into this restaurant on the other side of the road.
"At some point the driver of the vehicle lost control of the vehicle, overturned and was up against this building," said Chief Davis.
Moss Point and Pascagoula police spent Sunday reconstructing the scene to determine what caused the deadly crash. Chief Davis believes speed was a major factor, but police are also investigating if alcohol and drugs played a role.
"There are a lot of things that are taken under consideration. Debris field of the accident. The skid marks in the roadway and all those measurements are put into an equation," said Davis.
It may take several days to get all the important questions answered. Police plan to also search the inside of the vehicle for clues.
"We are going to be petitioning the court for a search warrant to go and look inside the and determine if there is anything of importance in the vehicle," Davis said. "No charges have been filed, but there is a possibility that charges may come in the future."
If you have any information on this accident, please call Moss Point police at (228) 475-1711.