One person dies in Hancock County wreck

One person dies in Hancock County wreck
The crash is still under investigation. (Photo source: WLOX)

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A two-vehicle wreck on I-10 near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line claimed the life of an Louisiana man late Friday night.

The accident happened shortly after 10 p.m. near mile marker 10.

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol, a blue 2014 Ford Fusion was traveling eastbound on the interstate when a 2015 Hyundai Sonata crashed into the back of it, sending the Fusion off the road, where it crashed into a tree.

The tree struck the driver's side door of the Fusion, killing the driver. Authorities say the driver was a 54 year old male, but they have not yet released his identity.

A passenger in the Sonata suffered severe injuries during the crash and had to be flown to University of South Alabama in Mobile, causing both eastbound lanes on the interstate to be shut down so the helicopter could land. The driver of the Sonata was also injured and was taken to Hancock Medical Hospital in Hancock County for observation.

It is unclear how either of the victims are doing at this time.

Mississippi Highway Patrol says they are still investigating the crash. We will update this story and more information becomes available.

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