Police: Fatal accident victim hit parked car, pedestrian, tree

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A Gulfport man died Friday night after hitting a parked SUV and eventually a tree. It happened shortly before 8pm in the 3700 block of Harrison Drive, near Iris Street.

According to Gulfport Police, Larry James Johnson, 51, was speeding down Harrison Drive in a 2002 Chevrolet Camaro when he lost control of the car and hit a parked 1995 Ford Explorer. The three people inside that SUV, and a pedestrian who was standing next to the vehicle were all taken to the hospital.

Johnson died at the scene. His car didn't stop until it hit a tree near the intersection of Iris Street.

The crash is still under investigation.

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