Portion of HWY 53 reopens after overnight fatal accident

Portion of HWY 53 reopens after overnight fatal accident
The crash is still under investigation. (Photo source: WLOX)

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - One person died in an overnight wreck in Harrison County. Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol said the accident happened at 12:47 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 53 and Old Highway 49.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove reports the vehicle hit a power pole, went airborne and flipped several times before going up in flames. We are told two people were in the car at the time of the accident. Hargrove said a man was pronounced dead at the scene but his identity has not been released at this time. The other passenger was taken to USA Medical Center in Mobile in critical condition.

A portion of Highway 53 in the area where the accident occurred is now reopen. Officials with Mississippi said the pole was replace by 5:15 a.m.

The accident is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

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