Moss Point man charged in hit and run death

Moss Point man charged in hit and run death

D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - A Moss Point man is behind bars after police say he killed a woman during a hit and run accident in D'Iberville on Saturday.

D'Iberville Police Chief Wayne Payne says 24-year-old Markey Tanner was arrested on the charge of hit and run causing death.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says the victim was 22-year-old Megan Dekleinhans of Gulfport. She was transferred to a Biloxi hospital where she later died from head wounds.

According to Payne, the accident happened on Lamey Street north of Brodie Road at 9:30 p.m.

Officials say witnesses on the scene were able to get a description of Tanner's vehicle, a Mazda, before he sped off. After the vehicle's description was released to other local agencies, Biloxi police were able to locate Tanner near Pass Road and Eisenhower Drive.

Tanner was booked into the Harrison County Jail on a $500,000 bond. According to officials, this incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the D'Iberville Police Department at 228-396-4252.

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