Police: One person killed in I-10 wreck near Hwy. 49

Police: One person killed in I-10 wreck near Hwy. 49
(Photo source: Leah Miscavage)
(Photo source: Leah Miscavage)

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport police tell WLOX News one person was killed and another was injured in a two vehicle accident on Interstate 10 near Highway 49 Friday night.

Gulfport police Sgt. Damon McDaniel said the victim is a 59-year-old white male, but his identity is not being released at this time.

McDaniel said that man was driving westbound on the interstate near exit 34 around 6:05 p.m. when he rear-ended another vehicle and sent it slamming into the median divider and the outside guard rail.

McDaniel said the driver of the second vehicle was taken to an area hospital to be treated for injuries.

Traffic officials tell us all lanes have been cleared.

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